Ellen L. Kohn
Ellen L. Kohn


OHIO CITY, Ohio — Ellen L. Kohn, 77, of Ohio City, died at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Van Wert Hospital, Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born July 23, 1936, in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Gladys Malinda (Brown) and Byron C. Stump.

Her husband, Max Lee Kohn, died June 5, 2010. They were married Sept. 11, 1954.

Survivors include a son: Rick (Melinda) Kohn of Van Wert; daughters: Nancy (Dannie) Boroff and Karen (Tim) Dull, both of Ohio City; sister: Marcella Williams of Jackson, Mich.; sisters-in-law: Bonnie Gribler of Goodyear, Ariz., and Janice Kohn of Ohio City; brother-in-law: Terry Kohn of Hastings, Mich.; eight grandchildren: Stephanie (Sean Ryan) Kohn, Cassie (Drew) Waltmire, Brooke (Aaron) Allmandinger, Bryan Boroff, Tricia Boroff, Drew Dull, D.J.(Kristi) Dull, and Darci Dull, and five great-grandchildren: Gannon and Gage Allmandinger, Hartley Waltmire, Briggs Ryan, and Colby Dull.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Doyt Stump, who was killed in WWII, and a sister: Glendora Allmandinger Girod. She was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She retired as a librarian from the Brumback County Library. She and her husband owned and operated Kohn’s Korner in Ohio City for many years. She was a member of Ohio City United Methodist Church, a 1954 graduate of Ohio City Liberty High School and a member of the Van Wert Chapter 48, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed genealogy, scrap booking, her grand kids and great-grandkids. She was a avid reader

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Kevin Wilcox of Ohio City United Methodist will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. An O.E.S. service is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Ohio City Fire Department & E.M.S. or Ohio City United Methodist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.