Eva Joan Diehn

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Eva Joan Diehn, 81, resided in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., at Brookdale Assisted Living and formally a resident of Wichita, Kan. She was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Joe and Ethlyn Boatright. She was married to August Diehn in Kansas City, Kan.

Joan graduated with her bachelorís degree in nursing from Cotty College and received her masterís degree from the University of Missouri. Joan enjoyed being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years and helped people with furthering their education, she was a Christian by faith.

Joan is survived by her children, Michelle Spalding Coffman (8/22/1972) and Emily Renner (3/15/1973); stepchildren, David Diehn (Barbara), Bryan Diehn(Diane), Chris Diehn(Branda), and Melissa Diehn Gibson (Jed); grandchildren, Braden Bennes, Gray Bennes, Rachel Renner, Jake Renner, Michelle Diehn, Greg Bush, Kendall Gibson, Morgan Gibson, Chandler Diehn and Dalton Diehn; sibling, Lois Harris; nieces and nephews, Brian Harris, Megan Harris, and Michael Harris.

She is predeceased in death by her husband, August; sister, Karen Ford; parents, Joe and Ethlyn Boatright; and niece, Danielle Harris.

Visitation for Joan will be held noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 16, at Ferry Funeral Home, with the graveside service to follow at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh, Mo.

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