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Lenah "Nelva" (Seaburn) Wentz

February 24, 1923 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 98)


Lenah "Nelva" (Seaburn) Wentz, 98, of Augusta, KS, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. Visitation 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Headley Funeral Chapel. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2021, at First Christian Church, Augusta, KS. Burial will follow at Leon Cemetery, Leon, KS. Nelva was born outside Jay, in Delaware County, OK on February 24, 1923, to Lenah Jane (Woolery) and George Ollie Seaburn. Her father's death in 1929 left her mother to raise four children as a single mother. Nelva married Donald Arthur Wentz on January 9, 1942.  They had two children, Trudy C. (Wentz) Jacobson, and David C. Wentz and wife Bethel. Nelva enjoyed embroidery, sewing, cooking meals, and baking cookies for her friends and family. She worked at Cooper Drug for 17 years. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two siblings, William Seaburn, and Dorothy (Seaburn) Johnston; grandchildren, Sara Beth, Cecila Marie, and Rachel Ashley Wentz. She is survived by: her children; her sister, Lucille (Seaburn) (Ehret) Ewart; grandchildren, Eric L. Jacobson, Aaron W. Jacobson (Roberta); great grandchildren, Hannah and Hailey Matthews; many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Donald and Nelva Wentz memorial fund, Christian Church Foundation, P.O. Box 1007 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1007 or First Christian Church, 1600 State St. Augusta, KS 67010.

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October 10, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Headley Funeral Chapel
813 State Street
Augusta, KS 67010

Funeral Service
October 11, 2021

10:30 AM
First Christian Church
1600 State Street
Augusta, KS 67010

Interment following funeral service
October 11, 2021

Leon Cemetery
U.S. Route 400
Leon, KS 67074


First Christian Church - Augusta
1600 State Street, Augusta KS 67010
Tel: 1-316-775-6317

Donald and Nelva Wentz memorial fund, Christian Church Foundation
P.O. Box 1007, Indianapolis IN 46206-1007

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