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Lois M. Cohn

April 13, 1922 — December 1, 2016

Lois M. Cohn

Lois Margaret McHarness Cohn, age 94, of Hays, KS passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays, KS. She was born April 13, 1922 in Leon, Iowa to Clarence and Sylvia (Knox) McHarness. She was a graduate of North Platte High School and also went to Beauty School in North Platte, Nebraska. She married Theodore "Ted" Cohn July 15, 1940. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Lois worked as a beautician for many years as well as selling Avon and being a homemaker. She loved gardening, cooking, reading, playing cards, Bible study and Chinese checkers. She was a member of the North Platte First Christian Church where she was baptized. She lived most of her life in North Platte, Nebraska until 2005 where she moved with Ted to Colby, KS due to Teds health to be near Joyce. In 2010 she moved to Hays, KS when Joyce and Cal moved there.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Cohn) Mahin and husband Cal of Hays, KS and their daughters and their families, Joslyn Brungardt, Liesel Keller (Jim) and Chandis Borger (Craig) all of Hays, KS; a son, Marvin E. Cohn and wife Jilene of Denver, CO and children and their families, Todd Cohn (Gloria), Brian Cohn (Shawn) all of Denver, CO, Lanette Prince (James) of Mountain Home, Idaho; 7 great grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Lee Cohn (Laurel) of Grand Island, Nebraska as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean well miss you until we meet again.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life service to be held in Nebraska at a later date.

Arrangements in care of Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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