Erma Maxine John, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Clara Barton Hospital In Hoisington, Kansas. Erma was born August 27, 1927 in Webb City, Missouri, the daughter of James Monroe & Della (Williams) Patterson. A resident of Hoisington for a short time, she had been a resident of Tribune, Kansas since 1947 moving from Webb City, Missouri. Following retirement, Erma and her husband Bob moved to Bushton, Kansas for sixteen years to be near grandchildren, returning to Tribune in 2006 She was a homemaker and was a retired bank teller.
Erma was always active in the Tribune/ Greeley County community, serving for over 60 years in the Greeley County EHU (Now FCE) where she held several state board offices including serving as State President from 1983 through 1985. In the 1970’s, she was one of the first women elected to the Tribune City Council and was elected President of the Kuder Senior Center last year.
On November 3, 1946 she married Robert Leon John at Webb City, Missouri. Robert passed away on January 14, 2012 in Tribune, Kansas.
Erma’s surviving family includes-
Janice Fahrenholtz Andover, Kansas (recently of Tribune, Kansas)
Robert & Margie John- Bushton, Kansas
Cameron & David Jeter- Houston, Texas
Ashley & Trevor Angell- Andover, Kansas
Samuel & Monica Fahrenholtz- Phoenix, Arizona
Jessica & Jesse Sullivan- Colorado Springs, Colorado
Matthew & Emily John- Lexington, Kentucky
Jennifer & Liam Stringham- Hays, Kansas
Eight great grandchildren-
Harrison Jeter- Houston, Texas
Clair Jeter- Houston, Texas
Deacon Angell- Andover, Kansas
Titus Angell- Andover, Kansas
Jonah Angell- Andover, Kansas
Everly Fahrenholtz- Phoenix, Arizona
Betsy John- Lexington, Kentucky
Jonathon Stringham- Hays, Kansas
Her parents, two brothers and a son-in-law, Dr. Randall Fahrenholtz precede her in death.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm (MDT) Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, Kansas with Terry Woodbury officiating.
Private burial will be in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas.
There will be no calling times.
A short memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm (CST) Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Bushton Community Center.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Greeley/Wallace Counties Health Care Foundation or Clara Barton Hospital Foundation of Hoisington, Kansas.
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