DIGHTON — Merlyn Dawn Coberly, 88, of Dighton, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Lane County Hospital in Dighton. 

She was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Dighton, to Daniel Newton and Nora Leatha Doll Thomas. 

On Nov. 28, 1948, she married Albert Taney Coberly in Dighton. She graduated from Dighton High School in 1946.

A homemaker, Mrs. Coberly had worked in the cleaning department at Lane County Hospital for a few years.   

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Nora Kerschen of Dighton; a son, Thomas Coberly of Wamego; a brother, Larry Thomas of Dighton; a sister, Mildred Bentley of Hays; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dean, Ward and Marion Thomas; two sisters, Nila Dee Thomas and Margaret Ann Smith; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Dighton. Burial will be at Dighton Memorial Cemetery. 

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, Box 891, Dighton, KS 67839.