Selma Bartel Reimer Papers, 1940-1947
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Brief Description: includes a deaconess study notebook, German-English New Testament,  and camp council minutes for Civilian Public Service camp #5 in Colorado Springs
Held at:
Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives
Bethel College-Mennonite Library and Archives
300 East 27th St
North Newton, KS 67117 531
Phone: 316-284-5304
Fax: 316-284-5843
Email: mla [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MS.504
Created by: Reimer, Selma Bartel (1914-2002)
Volume: 0.15 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 08/21/2002. additional items from Nadine Penner July 24, 2012
Arrangement: unprocessed
Biographical Note for Reimer, Selma Bartel (1914-2002) :

Newton Kansan obituary:

Selma Reimer, 88, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

She was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Marion County to Peter and Anna (Schmidt) Bartel. She married Jona Reimer Oct. 28, 1954 in rural Goessel. He survives of Walton.

She was a registered nurse and practiced nursing in Kansas, Mexico, California and Colorado. She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church in Goessel.

Other survivors include: a son, Delbert Reimer of Taylor, S. C.; a daughter, Nadine Reimer Penner of Wichita; three brothers, Peter Bartel of Wichita, Roland Bartel of Eugene, Ore., and Otto Bartel of Goessel; two sisters, Martha Peters and Linda Goertzen, both of Goessel; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials have been established with the Bethel College School of Nursing in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

Additional note: she was apparently camp nurse at Civilian Public Service camp #5 in Colorado Springs.

Access Restrictions: open for research
Subject Index
Civilian Public Service - Camp No. 5 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Deaconesses - Mennonites
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes: Penner, Nadine Reimer  donation from step-daughter