August 16, 2006
Mrs. Della Gretchen Flickinger, age 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:50 p.m., on Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 while in the company of family members at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, Kansas. Della Gretchen Krehbiel, the daughter of Valentine W. and Adina (Zerger) Krehbiel, was born July 12, 1919 at McPherson, Kansas. She was one of seven children born to this union, one son and six daughters. Della attended and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1937. She attended McPherson College for one year and then attended Salina Business College, Salina, Kansas. On July 3, 1941 Della was united in marriage to Herbert Theodore Flickinger at Moundridge, Kansas. They established their first home together in Peabody, Kansas and moved to McPherson four years later. This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons and one daughter: Ronald J., Max A., and Bonnie S.. She worked for Harry Lane Supply, Farmer’s Alliance Insurance Company, and Sterling Drug Company. In her fifties she started a new business. She opened The Country Cream in Galva. It was a treat for the grandchildren to go to Grandma’s hamburger and ice cream shop. She enjoyed quilting and spent many hours sharing her craft with the church quilters at First Mennonite church, where she was a member. Both she and Herb were concerned about the needs of others, and exhibited this concern through involvement with Mennonite Disaster Service and MCC. Della’s first love was making a home for her family. She was a devoted Christian, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was very proud of her children and always wanted the best for them, teaching them through her example. Della was especially fond of her grand-children and great-grandchildren, always looking forward to their visits and times they would share together. Her wise counsel, gentle guidance and gracious smile will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Della Flickinger, age 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away peacefully at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, August 19th, 2006 while in the company of family members at the Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herb, of over fifty-four years; one brother, and four sisters. Surviving members of her family include her children: Ronald J. Flickinger and his wife Carol, of Mulvane, Kansas, Max A. Flickinger and his wife Darla, of McPherson, Kansas, and Bonnie S. Peterson and her husband Ronald, of Gibsonville, North Carolina; one sister, Verda Horn, of McPherson, Kansas; six grandchildren: Mark Flickinger, Greg Flickinger, Brian Peterson, Paula Brown, Cory Flickinger, and Kelli Deacon; fifteen great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas. Memorial service will be at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, KS. at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24th, with Pastor Kathy Neufeld Dunn officiating. The final resting place will be the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Disaster Services or MCC or in care of Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Mrs. Della Gretchen Flickinger, age 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:50 p.m., on Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 while in the company of family members at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, Kansas. Della Gretchen Krehbiel, the daughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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