The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 24, 2013

Nelda Koehn

Published 1-24-13


Enid News and Eagle

RINGWOOD — Funeral service for Nelda Koehn, 85-year-old Ringwood resident, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at New Hopedale Mennonite Church, Meno.

The Rev. James Suderman will officiate.

Burial will follow in West New Hopedale Cemetery, north of Ringwood, under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

Nelda was born April 3, 1927, in Taloga, Okla., to Adam B. Koehn and Esther (Unruh) Koehn and died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Integris Bass Baptist Heath Center in Enid.

She attended Northstar Center and Ringwood schools.

In her early years, she went to work for Susie Lierer in her flower gardens and as a driver and companion for her. Susie’s flowers were used at local school graduations for years.

Later in life, Nelda cared for her parents in their old age.

She was employed at Fairview Fellowship Home in the laundry for several years, retiring in her 70s.

She was a longtime member of West New Hopedale Mennonite Church, where she was baptized on June 13, 1943.

She also taught Sunday school and played piano for the church. She played numerous instruments by ear.

She was a volunteer with the Herb Nickel Band for many years and also with RSVP. She enjoyed crochet.

She is survived by her nieces, Myrna Thorp, Sheryl Coffey and husband Terry, Denice Sawyer and husband Gary, Sandra Foraker and husband Roger, and Merlene Berg; nephews, Gary Gibson and wife Krystine, Dwight Koehn and wife Beverly, Ivan Koehn, Byron Koehn and wife Karen, and Kenneth Koehn; one sister-in-law, Nathalie Koehn; and one cousin, Beatrice Koehn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harry and Bryson; one sister, Velera; and one cousin, Jerry Gibson.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to New Hopedale Mennonite Church.

(Submitted by family)