JUNE 21, 1949 - MARCH 19, 2009

GENTRY - Karen Arlene Byrnes, 59, of Gentry, Arkansas, died March 19, 2009, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Arkansas. Born June 21, 1949 in McPherson, Kansas, she was the daughter of Elmer Koehn and Ina Nightingale Koehn. She married Sam Byrnes in Leland, Mississippi on December 13, 1981. She moved to the Gentry area in 1985 and was a homemaker.

Karen was preceeded in death by her mother and her first husband, Ronney David Koehn.

Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, David Alan Koehn and wife Janell, both serving in Kenya on the mission field, Jason Ray Koehn and wife Carrie and Eric Keith Byrnes and wife Jessica, all of Gentry, Arkansas; two daughters Charlene Kay Koehn and husband DeWayne, both serving in the Philippines on the mission field, and Faith Marie Troyer and husband Trent of Fredericksburg, Ohio; her father, Elmer Koehn of Moundridge, Kansas; one brother, Darrel Koehn of Greenville, Mississippi; and twelve grandchildren.

 Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Gentry Mennonite Church, Gentry, Arkansas. Burial followed at the Gentry Mennonite Church Cemetery, Gentry, Arkansas. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.