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Florene Koehn

Florene Koehn, 79, of Burns, died April 18, 2009, at her residence.

Born Sept. 4, 1929, in Chickasha, Okla., she was the daughter of Daniel and Lena (Schmidt) Smith.

On April 13, 1952, she married Vernon Koehn at DeRidder, La. He survives of the home.

Her parents, a brother, Paul Smith, and two sisters, Gladys Schmidt and Mable Classen preceded her in death.

Other survivors include four daughters, Judy Koehn, Wanda Koehn, and Janarro Jantz, all of Burns, and Kathy Bender of Millmont, Pa., five brothers, Howard Smith and Chester Smith, of both DeRidder, Jim Smith of Rich Hill, Mo., Benton Smith of Walker, Mo., and Dan Smith Jr. of Temple, Texas; three sisters, Erma Koehn of Monterey, Tenn., and Bertha Koehn and Luana Isaac, both of Burns; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were today (Wednesday) at Eden Church of God in Christ Mennonite of Burns, with Lowell Koehn, Roland Koehn, and Robert Schmidt officiating.

Burial was in Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery, Burns.

A memorial fund has been established with Hospice Care of Kansas and may be made in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Last modified April 23, 2009