Homer Lee Koehn

Friday, May 8, 2015

Homer Lee Koehn was born May 7, 1934, to Fred and Sarah Koehn, at Montezuma, Kan. He passed away April 20, 2015, in Nevada, Mo., at the age of 80. Homer was raised on a farm northwest of Montezuma. He loved farming and enjoyed helping the local farmers. When he was called into service during the Korean Conflict he responded and served two years in the army. Homer was living in Denver, Colo., where he met and married Betty McKey on Nov. 22, 1962. Michael Bruce Koehn was born May 4, 1963, and Cindy Marlene on May 13, 1966. Homer and his family moved to Rich Hill, Mo., in 1969, where Homer began farming. Later, they moved to Nevada and he began OTR trucking, retiring in his mid-60s. He was a hard worker, had a great sense of humor, liked to garden, and was loved by many.

He is survived by children, Michael of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Cindy Jones of Four Oaks, N.C.; stepson, Robert McKey of Four Oaks, N.C.; four grandchildren; brother, Willis of Moundridge, Kan.; sisters, Lucille Wiggers of Halstead, Kan., Frances Johnson, Inez Nightengale, and Helen Unruh, all of Brooksville, Miss., Joann Nightengale of Century, Fla., Annabelle Becker of Hillsboro, Kan., June Schoonover of Colorado Springs, Colo., and stepsister, Wilma Dean Schmidt of Montezuma, Kan.

Homer's family would like to express their appreciation to West Central MO Community Action Agency for the care they gave him for many years. Special thanks to the nurses, Rhonda and Maretta, who cared for his medical needs and home health aides, Erma and Juanita, who kept his home clean and ran errands for him.

Our deep appreciation also goes to Bruce Becker, Myron and Robin Koehn, who with their visits and help, both physical and spiritual, filled a need and a void in his later years. Without all of you, his life would have been so difficult.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, at the Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, with the Rev. Myron Koehn officiating.

Memorial services are under the direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.