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January 19th, 2021

joan fuhrmanJoan Marie Fuhrman, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Wichita.

She was born Nov. 28, 1942 to John and Edna (Brown) Robertson in Wichita.  

She married Edward Charles Fuhrman June 12, 1965 in Arkansas City. He survives.

She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1960. After high school, she attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. She later received her Masters of Science degree from Fort Hays State University in 1988.

She spent nearly four decades helping educate Kansas’ youth. She briefly taught in a one-room school house, but spent most of her career teaching at the high school level at Courtland and Pike Valley high schools in North Central Kansas. She taught classes in business, computers, photography and journalism. She was also the yearbook sponsor for many years. 

She held positions at the local and state levels of the Lion’s Club and Friends of Kansas Libraries (FOKL) organizations.  

She served as parish secretary at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita for more than five years.  

She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, including sewing, knitting, quilting, rosary making and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed swimming and spending time with family.

Survivors also include daughter, Chrisi Reif-Fuhrman and husband, Levi, Hutchinson; son, John Fuhrman and wife, Dawn, Colwich; and five grandchildren: Nicole, Andrea, Lauren, Janell, and Conner Fuhrman.

• Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fowler.  

Burial will follow the mass in the Fowler Cemetery in Fowler.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the church with the family receiving friends at this time.  

Memorials are suggested to the Friends of Kansas Libraries in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade.

Condolences may be left at fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com.

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