Elfreda Koehn

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Elfreda Koehn

Elfreda Koehn, 70, Compton Junction, Mo., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at her home. She was born on Dec. 21, 1945, in Enid, Okla., to Wilmer S. Boehs and Martha Louise (Schmidt) Boehs. She was married to Earl Koehn on Oct. 24, 1964, in Ponca City, Okla., and he survives of the home.

Elfreda was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from Goltry, Oklahoma High School in 1964. She met Earl that year and they were married in October of the same year. They lived in Halstead, Kan., until 1966 at which time Earl was drafted into the United States Army and Elfreda came to Nevada until his discharge from the Army. At that time they returned to Halstead. They moved to Texas in 1975 where they lived until moving back to Nevada in 1986 following her graduation from LPN School in Waxahachie, Texas. She worked for several area nursing homes until her retirement in 2008. Elfreda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching her hummingbirds.

In addition to her husband, Earl, she is survived by her three children, Rhonda Howrey and her husband Vernon, Nevada, Mary Ann Henson and her husband John, Nevada, and Gary Koehn and his fiancÚ Sherry Hull, Monett, Mo.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Harold Boehs and his wife Velma, Nevada, Art Boehs and his wife Alice, Nevada, Bernita Rawson and her husband Steve, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Calvin Boehs, Nevada, and Mark Boehs and his wife Cindy, Monett; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson and a sister-in-law, Peggy Boehs.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Living Faith Mennonite Church, Walker, Mo. Interment will follow in Living Faith Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m., on Sunday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to Children's Mercy Hospital in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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