Dorothy Ann (Ewert) Goering, 85, of Moundridge, Kan., died Dec. 4, 2022, at Pine Village. She was born Jan. 31, 1937, to David Penner Ewert and Lydia Ann (Siemens) at Hillsboro.
She grew up on a farm northeast of Hillsboro, where she early learned an appreciation of rural life and nature. In her childhood home she was taught the value of following strong Christian principles, especially the importance of treating all people with respect.
She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1955. She attended Bethel College from 1955 to 1957. She was baptized in 1953, becoming a member of Hillsboro First Mennonite Church. She later became a member of Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge.
She married Homer D. Goering Dec. 20, 1956, and they made their home on a farm near Moundridge.
Life was meaningful shared with her loving husband, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Her vocational experience, besides that of farmer’s wife and mother, consisted of 16 years as staff writer and photographer for The Ledger newspaper, formerly The Moundridge Journal. A challenging volunteer activity was 13 seasons given as chair of publicity for the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale. Also adding special meaning to the lives of the couple were the many hours spent singing and playing high-spirited card games with close friends Bob and Valeda Krehbiel.
Her faith journey brought with it both joys and challenges, among them a long, intense encounter with Parkinson’s Disease. She regarded all her experiences instrumental in accomplishing both testing and strengthening of her Christian faith, believing that God could be trusted to bring the best of His blessings to every situation. In later years they moved to Pine Village retirement center.
Survivors include her husband, Homer; her six sons and their families.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Brandt; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services were held at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Pine Village or Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale in care of Moundridge Funeral Home.