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Hope Cemetery
Monday June 6th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Emmaus Mennonite Church
Tuesday June 7th, 2016

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Emmaus Mennonite Church
Tuesday June 7th, 2016

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Darla J. Busenitz

NEWTON – Darla J. Busenitz, age 54, passed away June 2, 2016, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice – Via Christi, Wichita.  She was born in McPherson, on November 11, 1960, the daughter of Victor and Viola (Unruh) Koehn.  She received an Associate’s Degree from Bethel College.  On August 3, 1985, she was united in marriage to Dennis P. Busenitz at the Inman Mennonite Church.  She was a homemaker and farmwife.  She was active in the Emmaus Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School and Release Time Bible School. She was also very involved in CEF camp ministries with Arkansas City Good News Camp.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is lovingly survived by her husband, Dennis Busenitz of Newton; a son, Todd Busenitz and his wife Becca of Newton; a daughter, Alisha Busenitz of Kinsley; sisters:  Chris Knachtman of Hoisington; Becky Pyle of Hillsboro; Ann Koehn of Moundridge; and Erlene Willhite and her husband Jerry of Wichita; and 2 grandchildren:  Elena and Trevor.  All services will be held at Emmaus Mennonite Church, Whitewater, with the Visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, and the Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday.  Interment will follow in the Emmaus Mennonite Cemetery, Whitewater.  A Memorial Fund has been established for CEF – Arkansas City Good News Camp in care of Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S Main, Whitewater, KS, 67154.  Online Condolences may be left at www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com.


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Thanks so much. We greatly appreciate your prayers. ~Alisha (for Dennis and Family)

Alisha Busenitz Jun 18 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Dennis, kids, grandkids, Anne, Becky, and Erlene,
We are sorry to here of the loss of Darla, but praising God that she is in Heaven fully healed. She was such a great inspiration when we brought the kids to Good News Camp. Our kids were greatly influenced by her and the Good News camp. Doralynn and Nick loved her and "Uncle Dennis" so much. Her testimony of her ministry extends farther than any of us could imagine. We will keep you in our prayers with the adjustment with her. But knowing the promise that someday we will all be together again.

Kimber Mellinger Jun 12 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in memories, as well as, family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additional strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept my deepest condolences.

Jade C Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM

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