Obituary: Delores W. Koehn

Delores W. Koehn, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Newton Presbyterian Manor.

Delores was born on Sept. 9, 1928, on the family farm southeast of Ellinwood as the only daughter and youngest of the five children born to Delbert W. and Alice V. (Burchart) Bryant.

She grew up learning hard work on the farm, graduating from Ellinwood High School and then Emporia State Teachers College. She took a job as a high school girls gym teacher in Liberal. There she met Adolph Koehn, and they married on July 4, 1952. They moved to Newton in 1953.

Delores worked at several part-time and seasonal jobs during the years. Her longest duration was at Egan Income Tax Service and Alco Discount Store.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Adolph W. Koehn; her parents, Delbert and Alice Bryant; and her brothers Virgil, Clarence and Lloyd Bryant.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Mary and Dennis Krueger, Taiwan, Deanna and Rich Duerksen, McPherson, and Judy and Don Reimer, Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters soon to be born; brother Ralph Bryant, Hutchinson; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Bryant, Ellinwood, and Dahna Regier and husband Bill, Newton.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Newton Bible Church.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, prior to the funeral service.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial gifts have been requested to Newton Bible Church Missions or Source of Light ministry in Newton. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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