Minnie Koehn journeyed from this life to begin eternal life with her heavenly Father on October 23, 2009 at Community Springs Care Center, El Dorado Springs, MO. She leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Arthur Koehn and 7 childre, Everett and wife Kathy of Kearney, MO, MaDonna and husband Phillip Boyd of Hockley, TX, Rosanna and husband Kendall Boehs of Mountain Grove, MO, Christine and husband Richard Welsh of Murrieta, CA, Starrleen and husband Herb Heinen of Jefferson City, MO, and Arthur Lyle of Flagstaff, AZ. She was preced in death by her daughter, Peggy.
Minnie Koehn was born July 11, 1926 to Isaac and Anna Kehn at Montezuma, KS. She attended a small county grade school and at age 14 accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized. She realized her dream of attending college at Hesston, KS to become a school teacher. She taught at 2 country grade schools near Copeland, KS. On August 11, 1950 she united in marriage to Arthur Koehn at Montezuma, KS.
Being a teacher at heart, Minnie taught her children well the pratical duties of life as all that matters to the heart. Her love for Jesus provided a foundation from which she gave her family and friends many spiritual values. Minnie’s example imparted kindness, dignity and respect to every person on earth. She was active in her community, being director of the Crebral Palsy Center and participating in the Garden Club and Baptist Women’s Missionary Union. She was very active and supportive in her husband’s ministry, leading music, teaching Sunday School and Bible School for many years. Minnie loved the arts of nature, literature, music and embroidery painting. She especially loved blooming dogwood trees and birds. Her varied hobbies included painting, quilting, reading, gardening, puzzles, playing Scrabble and photography. Her wit and humor brought smiles and laughter to many. Minnie treasured her children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all of them, her husband, and many friends.