Emma Jane (E.J.) Rehm, 78 - August 13, 2011
Emma Jane “E.J.” Rehm, 78, of Bonner Springs, KS, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A private service will take place at a later date.
Rehm was born Feb. 19, 1933, at Gothenburg to Oliver and Ethel Norsworthy. In 1951, she graduated from Gothenburg High School and moved to Bonner Springs to live with her aunt and uncle, Rhoda and Ercel Frazier.
During the 1950s, she was employed as a secretary for the National Hereford Association in Kansas City, MO, and later Safeway Cereals at Bonner Springs.
A devoted wife and mother, she was always there when anyone in her family needed her, family members said. She was a talented crafter and adept with creativity and perseverance in fixing things.
Rehm was an avid birdwatcher and kept a list of all the species she had observed over the years. She studied her Bible daily and was a voracious reader, reading 30 or more books a year. She also loved crosswords and was an excellent cook, passing her culinary skills on to her son, Jeff. She loved the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and never missed watching her beloved Kansas Jayhawks basketball team or the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, William F. Rehm, Jr.; daughters—Susan Rehm and Julie Rehm, both of Kansas City; sons—Bill (Susan) Rehm of Beaverton, OR, and Jeff Rehm of Bonner Springs; grandchildren—Hannah, William and Christopher Rehm of Beaverton; a sister, Margaret Ann Porter of Gothenburg; brother, Duane Norsworthy of Corpus Christi, TX.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs or the charity of choice.
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