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Pearl Koch

d. February 9, 2018

Hillsboro – Pearl Koch, 95, died February 9, 2018 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.  She was born October 7, 1922 to Reinhardt and Hanna (Haas) Steinle at Tampa, Kansas.  She married Ruben Koch December 21, 1944 in Durham.  Survivors include: son, Wayne (Veronica) Koch of Wichita; daughters, Judy (Gordon) Hiebert of Hillsboro, Glenda (Tom) Fleener of Eldorado; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; daughter in law, Carolyn Koch of Emporia.  Predeceased by her husband Ruben Koch in 1996, son, Carrol Koch, sister, Rose Louise Steinle in 1929, and one great grandchild.  Celebration of Life Service 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Durham Baptist Church.  Interment 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona.  Family will receive guests from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Memorials to the Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

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6 thoughts on “Pearl Koch

  1. Judy and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Pearl was so good to me when she was secretary at Hillsboro High School when I taught there. Good memories of her! Praying comfort for you, Judy. She will be missed.
    God bless all of the family.
    Mickey Cross

  2. To Judy, Ashley and your extended families,
    So very sorry to hear of your mother and grandmothers’ passing at this time. You are in my prayers and thoughts today. Love and Hugs to each of you.
    Theresa McKinney

  3. What tremendous memories we have of Pearl from the years we were neighbors in Hillsboro!! Such a tremendously kind and caring woman who so enjoyed being neighborhood Grandma to our then young sons, and sharing her garden patch with us. We love you, Pearl, and pray her faith and the many great memories sustain family and friends.

  4. WHEN WE WE GOING TO BUY THE FLINT HILLS MOTEL IN STRONG CITY, KS. IN THE MID 1980’S — WE WENT TO PEARL & RUBEN FOR ADVICE– I WILL ALWAYS BE THANKFUL FOR THE VERY TRUTHFUL INFORMATION PEARL GAVE TO ME!!! THOUGHTS PRAYERS FOR PEARL’S FAMILY.

  5. Wayne, Judy, Glenda
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have some really good memories of Pearl from my childhood. She was very special. Praying that your wonderful memories and the love of your family and friends comfort you during this very difficult time.

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. I have wonderful memories of spending time with Glenda and the Koch family. What a sweet lady.

    Jerry and Sallie Jackson McNee

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