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PROFILE: Koehn slain before retirement after 28 years of service

JIBLA, Yemen (BP)–William E. Koehn, 60, was one of three Southern Baptist personnel killed Dec. 30 when a lone gunman opened fire inside the Baptist Hospital in Jibla, Yemen.

Koehn, from Arlington, Texas, was appointed as a Southern Baptist representative to Northern Africa and the Middle East in October 1974. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in business from Fort Hays Kansas State College in Hays, Kan., and attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

His prior experience included work as an Allied Supermarkets store manager in Hays, Kan. Koehn’s current assignment was as administrator of the Jibla Baptist Hospital in Jibla, Yemen.

Koehn is survived by his wife, Marty, and their two grown daughters, Janelda and Samantha.
(BP) photo posted in the BP Photo Library at http://www.bpnews.net. Photo title: WILLIAM E. KOEHN.

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