Obituary: Lorene M. Koehn

Lorene M. Koehn, 92, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Newton Medical Center.

Lorene was born on Jan. 16, 1926, in Chickasaw, Okla., to Henry and Mary (Koehn) Sebrant.

As a young person, she worked as a waitress and later as a factory worker for Hehr Manufacturing of Newton.

She married Irvin Koehn on July 26, 1946, in Chickasaw, Okla. They were married for 66 years, until his passing in 2012.

Lorene was a homemaker. She loved her pet dogs—Sammy and Cricket—doing puzzles, rooting for the Atlanta Braves and bird watching in her yard. She especially loved and enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Maxine Hamm (Clinton) and Lacy Koehn (Anita) of Newton; sister, Ima Jean Hall of Washington; and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Koehn; parents, Henry and Mary Sebrant; five sisters; two brothers; and one daughter, Marjorie Hamm.

A funeral service was on Wednesday, March 7, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Durham Park Cemetery, in rural Durham.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton, 1400 S.E. 3rd St., Newton, KS, 67114.

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