HAVEN - Bessie I. Geffert Kohler, 92, passed away Dec. 9, 2011, at Haven House, Haven. She was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Udall, Kan., the daughter of Robert and Helen Howard Mayfield.
She was a resident of Haven since 1940. On July 15, 1965, she went to work at Reno County Courthouse for the Reno County Clerk and Assessor Hubert Buckles. She was appointed Deputy County Clerk Dec. 15, 1976, and remained deputy until retirement on Feb. 4, 1987. She married Russell Geffert Feb. 4, 1940 at Haven. He passed away Aug. 4, 1966. She then married Paul C. Kohler Nov. 26, 1970, at Ft. Worth, Texas. He survives.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Ott Funeral Home, Haven. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Haven, with Pastor Russell Bonine officiating. Memorials may be sent to either Haven House or St. Paul's Lutheran Church Preschool, in care of Ott Funeral Home, 102 N. Wichita, Haven, KS.