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“Emogene was such a sweet lady. May the thoughts of others caring and the sympathy they feel be a source of consolation that is very deep and real....Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: linda friesen - hillsboro, KS

“Such a special lady! Our prayers are for your loss but know she is in glory with her Lord. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Jim & Sharon Frank - Great Bend, KS

“So sorry to hear of Emogen's passing. She was such a gentle soul. Prayers to Laney at this difficult time. ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Wilma Kirby - Great Bend, KS

“Very sorry to hear of Emogene's passing. I remember the two of you with many laughs and smiles. Love and prayers. ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: Karla Essmiller - Pawnee Rock, KS

“My condolences on the passing of Emogene. I remember her as a very kind, gracious woman. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bev Brainerd ”
5 of 33 | Posted by: Beverly Brainerd - Great Bend, KS

“Laney, Joerg and I were very saddened to hear of Emogene's passing. We are both thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I am so glad we got...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Sandy Nahrendorf - Wichita, KS

“We send our deepest sympathy to Laney and the family of Emogene Kuhn. We have fond memories of the times we spent together at Trinity United...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Sharon & Joe Lingreen - KS

“What WONDERFUL friends you and Emogene are. You have been such a special part of our family. We have been BLESSED to have you both in our family. ...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Keith & Janie Rathgeber - Kiowa, KS

“Every Christmas we would go to Grandma Ryan's house. Aunt Emmy would be sure to have a Christmas gift for everyone. We all know how big the family...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Sue Poche Cooper - Springfield, LA

“Emogene took the role of a clergy wife later in her life and become Laney's best asset. She lived her faith and touched many lives with her generous...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Max & Kathy Clayton - Wichita, KS

“Emogene and Laney served at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, Ks and that is where me and my folks (Huston & Lois Mills) got to know them. ...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Vickie Lukens - MEDICINE LODGE, KS

“I didn't know you very long aunt Emmy But the past 5 years have told me that you were an amazing person. Always smiling. Always very sweet....Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Pam Delatte - Maurepas, LA

“Phyllis and I were so sorry to hear of Emogene's passing. She was a deal soul and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all. ”
13 of 33 | Posted by: Bob and Phyllis Browning - LA

“Such a wonderful Christian women, truly a Proverbs 31 women. Her reward in heaven will be great! ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Rebecca Davidson Thrasher - Clio, LA

“Laney, sorry to hear of Emogene's passing. You are in our prayers. We are praying for God's peace for you. Love, Melva and Robert ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Robert Armbruster - Kiowa, KS

“Laney and Emogene were such a huge support to our family during my dad's illness and death. Coats, KS was blessed to have you minister there. Hugs...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy Howell Robertson - MO

“Laney, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your wife was such a sweety. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Susan Schmitt - Kingman, KS

“Laney, so sorry for your loss.Roma OtankisHaysville UMC member ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Roma Otankis - Friend

“Sending my love and prayers. Emogene will be miss by so many people. She was a wonderful person. So full of love and compassion. To you dear Laney my...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Flor Diaz - Haysville, KS

“Emogene and Laney came to Coats to serve in the Coats United Methodist Church. I remember when they came we had bad storms and Laney had to come to...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: tami rose - Pratt, KS - Coworker

“Laney, thoughts and prayers with you. Emogene was a gentle soul and beautiful person. ”
21 of 33 | Posted by: Lee Humphrey - Wichita, KS

“We enjoyed visiting with the Kuhns in Kiowa & Pratt, Ks. Our sympathy is extended to Laney and family. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Richard & Evelyn Davis - Wichita, KS

“God bless this fine woman! ”
23 of 33 | Posted by: Donnamae Williams - Kiowa, KS

“Thanks Emogene for your sweet and gentle spirit. I will always remember the gumbo you used to fix for us at Haysville United Methodist Church. God...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Betty Roeser-Riemen - KS - Friend

“We are so terribly sorry to hear of your great loss of Emogene. Please accept our deepest sympathy! Vern n Arlene ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Vern n Arlene Bowers - KS

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort. She was a lovely lady. Always had a smile on her face. ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Catherine Rose - Kiowa/Mission, TX

“Emagene has been in our lives for probably the past 40 years. She and Laney has seen our family through funerals and weddings...good times and bad.....Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Jim and Susan Whitehead - Midland, TX

“Dear Laney,I'm so sorry to hear this news. May our gracious Lord, bless you and your family with grace, peace, comfort, and all else you may need in...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Rev. Don Wharton Wharton - KS

“She was so gracious and loving. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Laney. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: Sue Talbot - Marion, KS - Friend

“I remember an Emogene Ryan from Springfield riding the college bus to Southeastern in the 1950's. Could this be he? My condolences to the family. ....Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: REgina Loupe Vicknair - LA

“Thank you for your love and the memories that you have created. Love always, Laney and Penny Kuhn ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Laney and Penny Kuhn - LA

“It has been many years but I remember very well Ms Emogene. My grandmother was Sarah Ryan Owens Siebert & my mom was Rose. I'm sorry to have lost...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy True Vega - Ponchatoula, LA

“My sweet friend, Emogene. I didn't know when we met you and Laney that we would become such good friends and travel buddies. Although our first trip...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Fay Heard - Hammond, LA


Emogene Ryan Picou Kuhn passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 82. She was born on Monday, June 25, 1934 in Clio, Louisiana to the late Mary Henry Ryan and John Ryan. She was a dual resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and of Hillsboro, Kansas.

Emogene is survived by her husband, R. Laney Kuhn; two sisters, Evelyn Stafford and Bernedette Meadows. Her special companions, Pookie Louise, Charles Elmer, and Penelope Suzanne Kuhn. Also survived by 14 nieces, 8 nephews, 24 great nieces, 26 great nephews, 26 great great nieces, 19 great great nephews, and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Chester Picou; parents, John and Mary Ryan; four sisters, Hazel Wylde Lavigne, Lucile Berthelot Anderson, Ruthia Ryan, and Lorraine Ryan; and three brothers, Virgil Ryan, Stanley Ryan, and Joseph "Eddie" Edward Ryan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Ceremony at Huff Chapel United Methodist Church, 30000 Huff Chapel Road, Springfield, Louisiana, on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am officiated by Rev. Greg Lindenberger and assisted by Rev. Milton Bourque.

Visitation will be held in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm and on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Huff Chapel United Methodist Church from 9:00 am until service time.

Interment will follow in Sand Hill Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

The family request No Flowers. Donations may be made to the Mary Ryan Memorial Park Fund, P.O. Box 655, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, in Emogene's memory.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.