Alma Fern Kuhns

Alma Fern (Miller) Kuhns, 92, died Dec. 12, 2021, in Conroe, Texas, where she was living with her daughter Julie. She was born May 15, 1929, to Billie and Ada (Yoder) Miller in Hesston, Kan.


She married Verlin V. Kuhns on Dec. 10, 1948.

During their marriage they lived in Shickley, Neb., Protection, Kan., and La Junta, Colo. She mainly worked at their home through the years, but she did have many part-time jobs as well: She cooked at a local elementary school; owned and managed a Bible bookstore; and helped to start and co-manage the Crossroads Gift and Thrift store in La Junta. She was an active member at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in La Junta for 45 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Kuhns of Conroe, Texas; a son, Bruce (Paula) Kuhns of Portland, Ore.; three siblings, B.J. Miller of Goshen, Ind., LaVera Ressler of Goshen, Ind., and Galen (Joan Carroll) Miller of Madison, W.Va.; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlin Victor Kuhns; a brother, Chester Miller and his wife, Nell; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Miller; and a brother-in-law, Don Ressler.

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. July 22 at Beth-El Mennonite Church in Colorado Spring, Colo. Memorial gifts may be given to Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp.

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