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Gwen Oldenettel
1953-2024

Gwen Oldenettel, 70, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on June 17, 2024 at Wesley Medical Center after getting to know almost all the nurses and doctors. Gwen was born on November 1, 1953 to Nathan and Nadine Foster in Topeka, Kansas.

After graduating from Morrisville High School in 1971 she went on to study Elementary Education at Baptist Bible College. It was at BBC that she met Greg and they wed on June 16, 1973. They would later have three children, Jeff, Dan, and Alicia, but the greatest joy of her life was having grandkids.

Gwen spent her earlier years working, helping Greg around the church, and raising her kids. However, things changed in her later years and you could find her baking in the kitchen, playing with her grandkids whom she loved so much, telling stories, singing songs, listening to others on the phone and giving advice, and writing her famous stories on Facebook.

She is survived by her husband Greg; her children: Jeff (Becky), Dan (Valerie), Alicia Scholtz (Stephen); siblings David Foster (Vicki), Janis Landon (Jon), Carolyn Knight, and Pamela Bowen (Ernie); grandchildren Josh, Jessica Lindsted (Chase), Brooke, Kiara, Arieana, Paul, Aleena, Levi, and Micah; great-grandchildren Jameson, Rowdey, Holden; as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and church family and neighbors she considered family. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Mike Foster.

Her celebration of life service will be held Thursday, June 27 at 3:00 at Amazing Grace Baptist Church. Gwen’s favorite color was purple so if you have purple, please wear it. She didn’t want this to be a sad event, so if you don’t have purple, wear something bright.

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