Elldean Mae Koehn-Harms, 87, of McPherson passed away at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 peacefully at McPherson Health And Rehab.
Elldean was born in McPherson on July 26, 1929, a daughter of Mollie (Herbel) and Orville Owen Blackman.
Elldean attended the McPherson grade schools and McPherson High School, McPherson.
Elldean was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper for Super 8 Hotel and Best Western Hotel, both of McPherson. She also did in-house babysitting for many years.
Elldean enjoyed her family, shopping, the many trips in the summer to Colorado, camping, fishing, and working in her flower garden.
Elldean was united in marriage to Vernard L. Koehn on Sept. 1, 1946 at McPherson. He died on Jan. 25, 1971. Elldean was united in marriage to Walter A. Harms on March 21, 1976 at McPherson. Walter died on Aug. 2, 1997.
She is survived by her children, Jeanette Hobby of Salina, Gary Koehn of McPherson, Donna Goering of McPherson, Daniel "Danny" Koehn and his wife Kim of McPherson, and Carolyn Roberts and her husband Don of Salina; her 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Elldean was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Robert Dean, Owen Marlin, and Donald Gene Blackman; and sister, Phyllis Ragole; a grandson, Timothy Carlson.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, McPherson with Pastor Phil Radatz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or McPherson Health and Rehab and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.