Erma J. Koehn, 85, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Pine Village in Moundridge.She was born April 14, 1928, in Carnegie, Okla., to Philip H. and Mary (Schmidt) Unruh. Erma moved to Kansas from Oklahoma in 1939. She married Harvey Koehn on Nov. 8, 1947, in Newton, and he survives.Erma was a longtime Potwin resident prior to moving to Moundridge. She loved to spend time outdoors especially growing and tending her many varieties of flowers. Erma also enjoyed spending time crocheting and looked forward to keeping up with her brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews.Erma is survived by her husband, Harvey of Moundridge; brother, Bill Unruh of Howard; sister, Vera Schmidt of Potwin; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruby Koehn; and brother, Vernon Unruh.Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eden Mennonite Church in Burns, with presiding ministers Roland Koehn and William Koehn officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home.Memorials are suggested to Pine Village of Moundridge
My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Erma. We wanted to share with you comfort from God’s Word found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones, here on earth, just as Lazarus was, in John 11. Remember Our Heavenly Father shares our pain and sorrow when someone we love dies. (Psalm 34:18) May you draw comfort from the many loving memories you all made and shared together, share them with others and her memory will be cherished by all those who knew and loved her. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.