Obituary: Dorothy Lorene Koehn

Dorothy Lorene Koehn, 79, of Newton passed away at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Dorothy was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Newton the daughter of Luther and Gladys (Merrell) Phillips.

Dorothy graduated from Burns High School and went on to earn an associate degree from Butler Community College. On Dec. 30, 1967, she married Roy E. Koehn in Newton, and they had 45 years together before his passing on June 9, 2013. Dorothy worked as a secretary in an insurance company. She was a member of Eastside United Methodist Church and enjoyed passing time by reading.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; her parents, Luther and Gladys; brother, Robert Phillips; sisters, Betty Dennett, Jane Harms and Lucille Wyss; and half son, Don Koehn.

She is survived by brother Kenneth Phillips of El Dorado; sister; Beverly LeFever of El Dorado; and daughter-in-law Diana Koehn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Eastside United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Hysom officiating. No visitation is planned. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Eastside UMC or Presbyterian Manor and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.