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Eunice N. (Pistora) Kohr

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2019

Eunice N. (Pistora) Kohr, 90, of Salina, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Salina Presbyterian Manor. She was born Nov. 19, 1928, on the farm in rural Lincoln County, the daughter of Charlie and Minnie (Gehrke) Pistora. Eunice married Glenn Kohr, Dec. 21, 1947. Three children were born to this union, Diana, Karen and Larry.

Eunice grew up in the Glendale-Beverly-Westfall farming community. She attended Sunrise Grade School, a one room schoolhouse in Lincoln County. She graduated from Beverly High School in 1945 and furthered her education by taking classes at Brown Mackie College, Marymount College, and Salina Area Technical College. Once she left the farm, Eunice worked several office jobs in Salina, including Lee Mercantile, Planters State Bank, General Dynamics, and Shaver & Co.

To her family and friends, she always had a smile and was available to help no matter what was asked of her. She liked to travel, go boating, and fishing was another of her passions. In addition to being a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and some of their women’s groups, she enjoyed sharing her talents with various other organizations, including Eastern Star (50-year membership, Past Worthy Matron), Grand Martha (State of Kansas), Daughters of the Nile, Social Order of the Beauceant, American Business Women’s Association, Meals-on-Wheels, PTA at Whittier Grade School. She always enjoyed helping others.

Eunice is survived by: her husband of 71 years, Glenn; sister, Gwendolyn Schoshke of Glendale; sister-in-law, Roney Kohr of Lewes, Del.; brother-in-law, Roger Kohr of Enola, Pa; children, Diana Gilpin (Bruce) of Boca Raton, Fla., Karen Troyer (John) of Hutchinson, and Larry Kohr (Carol) of Elmdale; grandchildren, Jennifer King, Stephanie Hillcher, Michelle Hillard, Kyle Van Doren, Kimberly Lott, Joshua Kohr, and Jessica Conkling; eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and numerous friends and caregivers.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother-in-law, Kenneth Schoshke; and brother-in-law, Jack Kohr.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salina, with Rev. Foster presiding. Eastern Star ceremony will conclude the church service. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kindred Hospice, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Salina Animal Shelter, in care of Ryan Mortuary.

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