OBITUARY: Bertha Koehn

Bertha Koehn, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Bethesda Home in Goessel, Kan. She was born Nov. 18, 1941, in DeRidder, La., to Daniel T. and Lena (Schmidt) Smith. On Dec. 16, 1962, she married Marvin Dale Koehn at DeRidder, La., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2004.

Bertha was a member of the Eden Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, in Burns, Kan. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed her time with family and friends.

Bertha is survived by her daughters, Loretta Koehn, Paula and Ronald Toews and Bonnie and Glen Ensz; brothers, Jim, Benton, Chester and Dan Smith; and her sister, Luana Isaac. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchild and was anticipating the arrival of her fifth great grandchild in the next few months.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Paul and Howard Smith; and sisters, Florene and Erma Koehn, Gladys Schmidt, and Mabel Claassen.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at Eden Mennonite Church in Burns with Ministers Darwin Schmidt and Roland Koehn presiding. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eden Mennonite Church in Burns. Burial will be in the Eden Church Cemetery.

Memorial suggestion in Bertha’s memory is to Bethesda Home in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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