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Kenneth Kohn

December 8, 1924 — December 29, 2020

Kenneth Clayton Kohn, Jr. died on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born on December 8, 1924 to Lois B. (Winters) and Kenneth C. Kohn, Sr. who preceded him in death. He was married on December 29, 1945 to Lois Marcene Elston at the Zion Methodist Church in Grover Hill, Ohio.

He was a 1942 graduate of Grover Hill High School and remained active in the Grover Hill Alumni Association for many years. He attended Giffin College and worked as a machinist at the Continental Can Company and Sonoco Fibre Drums enjoying many hours repairing and maintaining machinery in Van Wert, Ohio. He was an avid reader, card player and tinkerer, often repairing cars, both his and those of his family and friends. Kenneth attended many auctions and was overjoyed when a purchase turned into a treasure, which led to his second career selling homes with Straley Realty. Over the years, one of his favorite pastimes was fishing, an activity at which he spent many happy and productive hours. His daily walks around his neighborhood, whether in Van Wert or Palmetto, Florida, were an enjoyment to him and to those he met along the way. In his retirement years he enjoyed walking along the white sand beaches of Florida collecting shells to use in creative artworks. In recent years Kenneth resided at Dublin Retirement Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Mr. Kohn attended First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio, Zion United Methodist Church in Grover Hill, Ohio, and was a member and deacon in the former Grover Hill Church of Christ where his passion was working with the young adult Sunday School class and actively participating in the support of missionary projects.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his sister and brother-in-law Lois Eileen and Lee Davis, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rosella (Harpster) and Ray Elston.

Surviving Mr. Kohn are his wife, Lois Kohn and his daughters: Cynthia K. (William) Good and Kendra J. (William) Boroff. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Abigail M. (Brett) Fry, Karissa (Adam) Combs, J. Bradley (Holly) Boroff, and Brian (Jill) Boroff. Ten great-grandchildren survive him: Isabel and Madelyn Fry, Kaitlyn, Aidan and Anderson Combs, Ashley Osugi Moore, Chase, Cole, Chloe and Jaycee Boroff, One great-great grandchild survives, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preferred Memorials are to:
Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter
1379 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Due to Covid-19 concerns, no services will be held at this time. A memorial for Kenneth will be scheduled at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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