Julie Ann Koehn, age 50, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2014. Julie is survived by her two sons, Johnathan Maxwell “Max” Koehn and Anthony Thomas Koehn, both of Kansas City, KS. She is also survived by her large and extended family: her mother, Theresa Wolfe of Kansas City, MO, her father Thomas Saul and his wife Veronica of Tarpon Springs, FL, and her stepparents Robert and Deb Zahner of Lenexa, KS. She will be missed by her siblings: John Saul and his wife Jana of Satellite Beach, FL, Leigh Ann Jorn and her partner Jeff Weisbender of Merriam, KS, and Joseph Zahner and his wife Maggie of Prairie Village, KS, as well as 5 nieces and nephews. Julie is also survived by her two grandmothers, Betty Van Schoelandt and Charlotte Zahner.

A long time resident of the area, Julie attended Queen of the Holy Rosary Grade School and Bishop Miege High School. She later joined her brother John at K-State. During that time, she met and fell in love with Kieth Koehn. They eventually married and had two beautiful sons, Max and Anthony. Kieth’s untimely death in 2008, left Julie and their sons devastated, but strengthened Julie’s relationship with Kieth’s parents, John and Valeeta Koehn of Sublette, KS. Their constant presence and assistance meant the world to Julie. Julie worked at Excel Contructors for 14 years and took great pride in her career. She met every new project head-on, no challenge was too big, and she was always eager to share the end results with her family. She so looked forward to the company trips and parties and enjoyed the relationships she established with her co-workers. Our family wishes to thank Julie’s work family for all they have done for her through the years and for the friendships she had with them.

Through hard work and dedication, she was proud of the home she was able to provide for her two sons. An avid gardener, Julie loved to search through seed catalogs and stores for unusual and exotic vegetables and herbs. Loving to entertain and being a wonderful hostess, she used the fruits of her labor to cook meals for her many friends and large family. Julie always welcomed everyone into her home and you never left with an empty stomach! Julie loved being outdoors surrounded by nature, her plants and flowers. Her beloved and constant companion, Ringo, was always by her side and loved her unconditionally. She enjoyed taking him for long walks every morning and evening and had many long “conversations” with him.

A grave side service will be held at Wellsville Cemetery on Wednesday, September 10, at 11:00am.   The address of the Wellsville Cemetery is 4330 Stafford Terrace Wellsville, KS    The service will be led by Julie’s aunt, Sister Linda Zahner, OSB. Immediately following the grave side service, a celebration of Julie’s life will follow at the home of her sister, Leigh Ann Jorn, located at 9521 West 59th Terrace, Merriam, KS 66203. We all know Julie was the life of the party and the best storyteller. Let’s gather together to celebrate Julie with our favorite memories and stories of her. If you wish to send flowers or notes, please address c/o Leigh Ann Jorn at the above address. However, in lieu of flowers, it would have been Julie’s wish that donations to the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) be made in her name. The family wishes to thank Funeral Advocates of Prairie Village for their compassionate help during this sad time.

Directions to Wellsville Cemetery   4330 Stafford Terrace   Wellsville, KS     7th Street turns into Stafford as it goes West   Cemetery is on the North side of the street

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