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Carole Sue (Koehn) Sanborn 1953 - 2022
Carole Sue (Koehn) Sanborn

WICHITA — On Aug. 1, 2022, Carole Sue (Koehn) Sanborn joined the Heavenly Angel Choir as the piano accompanist. She was born Dec. 23, 1953, at Dodge City, to Eddie and Gertrude Koehn. She grew up across the street from the school and graduated from Cimarron High School. 

On May 27, 2010, she married Rick Sanborn. They made their home on the farm in rural Derby, where she greatly enjoyed gardening, music, her two dogs, Tina and Tommy, driving her Mustang, trips to Minnesota and bragging on her grandchildren. She worked for 25 years for the Barton County District Court, serving as Administrative Assistant to four Chief Judges. 

Carol is preceded in death by her dad, Eddie Koehn, and her first husband, Pat Hull. Surviving to honor her memory are husband, Rick Sanborn of Derby; mother, Gertrude Koehn of Wellington; two brothers, Bruce Koehn (Janet) of Downers Grove, Ill., and Dale Koehn (Joyce) of Wellington; and her sister, Jolyn Hay (David) of Lenexa. She is also survived by her children, Jason Dunnan Hull, Pierce Hull (Brooke) all of Great Bend, and Cara Hull Beck (Tyler) of Salina. She also leaves behind four granddaughters and six grandsons. 

Family Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Downing & Lahey Mortuary – East Chapel in Wichita, with memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. MASKS REQUIRED PLEASE. Cremation was done according to Carole’s wishes. A private family interment will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers or a memorial, please donate generously to your favorite Animal Rescue Group. Share tributes online at:

Funeral arrangements provided by

Downing & Lahey Mortuary

6555 E. Central Ave.

Wichita, KS 67206

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 7, 2022