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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Obituary - Joan Diehn

Eva Joan Diehn, age 81, resided in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida at Brookdale Assisted Living and formally a resident of Wichita, Kansas. She was born on September 15, 1938 in Bronaugh, Missouri to Joe and Ethlyn Boatright. She was married to August Diehn in Kansas City, Kansas.

Joan graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Cotty College and received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri. Joan enjoyed being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years and helped people with furthering their education, she was a Christian by faith.

Joan is survived by her children; Michelle Spalding Coffman, 8/22/1972 and Emily Renner, 3/15/1973; stepchildren, David Diehn(Barbara), Bryan Diehn(Diane), Chris Diehn(Branda), Melissa Diehn Gibson(Jed); grandchildren, Braden Bennes, Gray Bennes, Rachel Renner, Jake Renner, Michelle Diehn, Greg Bush, Kendall Gibson, Morgan Gibson, Chandler Diehn and Dalton Diehn; sibling, Lois Harris; nieces and nephews Brian Harris, Megan Harris and Michael Harris.

She is predeceased in death by her husband, August; sister, Karen Ford; parents, Joe and Ethlyn Boatright and niece, Danielle Harris.

Visitation for Joan will be held 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday April 16, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home, with the graveside service to follow at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh, Missouri.