Funeral services for Doris Jean Koehn Boehs will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the Leland Mennonite Church with burial in the church cemetery. There will be a visitation on Saturday at the church from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Doris Jean Koehn Boehs was born on May 5, 1951, to Art and Frieda Koehn in Dodge City, KS. Angels took her home in the early morning hours on November 8, 2023, in Greenville, MS at 72 years of age.
When she was thirteen years old, she gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite at Halstead, KS by Minister Kenneth Smith. She remained faithful to these vows all her life.
In the first year of her life, her family moved to Crowley, CO. They lived there for 5 years before moving to Halstead, KS.There she attended Fairview School where she received her education. After completing the 10th grade there, she found employment at the Halstead Hospital. During this time of her youth, she spent a mission term in Mexico teaching for Delton & Sylvia Wedel.
In 1971, she moved to Leland, MS and became one of the pioneer teachers at the beginning of our parochial schools. She taught for six years at Leland and another semester at Garden View, KS. She was a good teacher, and her students still speakfondly of the many memories they have of her.
It was in Leland that she met her future spouse, Emery Boehs. They were married on Dec 17, 1978. They enjoyed 45 years of wedded life and were blessed with four children, two sons and two daughters.
Mom lived her Christian life conscientiously and taught her children by example. She loved to sing and garden. She was interested in other people and reaching out to them was important to her. Her friends and family knew her to bemeticulous and she was very careful to keep a neat appearance.She was a very structured person and always on schedule. Her children remember this leaving them with a secure feeling.
In 1990, shortly after the birth of her last son, William, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She bore this withpatience and fortitude. Even at the end when her suffering became more evident, she was an inspiration to others by quietlyaccepting and bearing what life had in store for her. We are happy that she is now free from her suffering, and we all want to meet her in heaven.
Surviving her are her husband, Emery, two daughters:Stephanie and Mike Friesen, of Buhl, ID, Lisa and Devon Yost, of Morton’s Gap, KY; two sons: Joshua and Valerie, and William, both of Leland, MS, and ten grandchildren. Three brothers: Darrell and Linda, David and Virginia, and Ed and Nadine, and one sister, Lena and Merle Wenger.
She was preceded in death by her parents.