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Mary Langenegger

Her family and friends will remember Mary Ellen (Gehring) Langenegger’s 93 years at a service and burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Burns Countryside Church.

Mary Ellen Gehring was born June 14, 1929, to Fred J.C. Gehring and Helen (Wedel) Gehring, beginning her life on a farm near McPherson.

The family later moved, eventually settling in the Summit community, northwest of Burns.

Mary attended and graduated from Burns High School, where she met and fell for her future husband.

Mary graduated in 1947 and was united in marriage to Cecil Langenegger on June 5, 1949, at First Mennonite Church of Burns, now Burns Countryside Church.

Mary’s love of farm life served her well as the family farm they settled on in 1949 would be her home for the next 70 years.

Mary and Cecil were blessed with three sons, after which Mary joyfully spent her life in service to her children and later her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Although family consumed her days, Mary’s first and greatest love was always her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She served alongside many family members and friends in years of Kingdom work through First Mennonite Church of Burns.

Mary leaves a legacy of her three sons, Greg Langenegger (and wife Zeola) of Newton, Gary Langenegger of Newton, and Glenn Langenegger (and wife Daytha) of Burns; 6 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Her brother, Jim Gehring, resides in Moundridge.

Waiting to greet her at Jesus’s feet were her husband, Cecil; her parents; her sister, Joyce Kyle; and one grandchild.

Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, is serving the family.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Harry Hynes Hospice or Burns Countryside Church. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Mary at

Last modified Jan. 11, 2023