Mary Ann Goering
Mennonite Weekly Review
May 12, 2003
81st Year, No. 19
Mary Ann Preheim
Mary Ann Goering Preheim, 84, of Moundridge, Kan., died May 3, 2003, at
Memorial Home. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, to Jonathan J. and Katie Zerger
Goering on the family farm near Moundridge.
She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Moundridge High School in 1936.
She received a bachelor's degree in music and education from Bethel College in
North Newton in 1942 and a master's degree in education from Wichita State
University in 1971.
She married Delbert Victor Preheim on June 6, 1942, at Eden Mennonite Church in
Moundridge. They lived in Iowa City, Puerto Rico, Moundridge and Denver before
settling in rural Newton in June 1953.
She was a member of Bethel College Mennonite Church, Bethel Deaconess
Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Reading Circle, Soroptomist Club and bridge
clubs. She taught elementary school children in Moundridge, Kalona, Iowa, and
Elbing. Her love of music, art and drama were shared through directing school
operattas and church pageants and teaching elementary music and art. She was
an accomplished pianist and sculptor. Her commitment to education was
epitomized by her service on the Bethel College board of trustees.
Survivors include six children, William of Canton, Delbert of Littleton, Colo.,
Timothy of Chicago, Peter of Plano, Texas, Naomi Preheim Church of Billings,
Mont., and Joseph of Lawrence; eight siblings, Elmer Goering of Moundridge,
Harvey Goering of Sarasota, Fla., Philip Goering of Anaheim, Calif., Emil Goering
of Topeka, Marjorie Goering Stucky of Moundridge, Donald Goering of Clyde, Marlo
Goering of Wichita and Clyde Goering of Moundridge; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Delbert; sisters Meta
Goering Juhnke and Laura Goering Krehbiel; and a brother, Reuben Goering.
A graveside service was held at Salem Mennonite Church in Freeman, S.D. On
July 25, there will be a public memorial service at Bethel College Mennonite
This is the Autograph Album of Mary Ann Goering, of
Moundridge, Kansas. She was a member of the Class
of 1935-36 of Moundridge High School, and this
Autograph Album seems to have been filled in during
her senior year by teachers, classmates, friends and
relatives. Mary Ann went on to marry Delbert Preheim.
Her obituary is posted to the right, but sit back and
enjoy this small snippet of her life and the memories
she had made.