Guy William Koehne
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A memorial service for Guy William Koehne, 68, of Hopkinsville, was conducted on Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 3 p.m., at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville.

Revs. Tom Martin, Theresa Martin, James Talley, and Dr. John Freer officiated at the service.

Mr. Koehne died on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at his home following a battle with cancer.

Mr. Koehne was born on December 23, 1937, in Evansville, Ind. He was the son of the late William and Irene Koehne.

Mr. Koehne was an artist and scientist; having earned a number of college degrees and awards, including a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University, he taught at Maryville College and University of Kentucky. While residing in Hopkinsville, he became the director of the Microbiology Department at the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, currently The Breathitt Veterinary Center. He was an active member of the Sierra Club. He was a former district commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America Whitepath District, where he started a local movement for scouts to actively participate in environmental activities. He was a member of the Hopkinsville Art Guild; and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1981 he became a full-time artist. His drawings are represented in public and private collections throughout the United States.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Anne Karen Tabb Koehne of Hopkinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric Arthur Koehne of Nashville, Tenn., and Marc William Koehne of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Suzanne Tabb Koehne of Louisville; grandson, Samuel Koehne of Tokyo, Japan; an other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kentucky Wesleyan Art Department, 3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 2701 Faircourt Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz was in charge of all the arrangements.
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