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Kenneth Earl Bohan

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Kenneth Earl Bohan, M.D., 88, died on September 3, 2007 in Houston, TX. He was born November 7, 1918 in Medford, OK, the son of Jeremiah and Etta (Fitzgerald) Bohan. Ken graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. and earned his M.D. from the University of Tennessee Medical School. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, Ken began practice as a pediatrician in Oklahoma City where he served children and their parents for the next 50 years. In 1950, he married Cecilia (Laufersweiler) Bohan and they spent the next 55 years together in loving support and mutual admiration. Ken was a truly dedicated physician. His office had standing hours seven days a week, supporting his belief that no child should go a moment longer than was absolutely necessary without treatment. This made him a favorite with worried moms throughout OKC. On his one afternoon off each week, he served as an associate Professor at the O.U. Medical School where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the medical community. In addition, he was an active member of the A.M.A., the Oklahoma County Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Irish American Pediatric Society. On a personal note, he was a long-standing member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. His wife, Cecilia; parents; a sister, Florence Bohan; and two brothers, Walter and Francis Bohan, preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Kenneth J. Bohan of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Department of Pediatrics, OU Medical School, 940 N.E. 13th, Room 2B2308, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Sat., Sept. 8, 2007, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Drive. Interment will follow in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. SMITH & KERNKE 14624 N. MAY AVE
Published in The Oklahoman from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2007
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