Barbara S Kahn

February 27, 1945January 24, 2018

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Barbara S. Kahn, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Kahn passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Born in Charleston on February 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William Somerstein and Isabelle Selzer Somerstein. Mrs. Kahn was a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Surviving are her husband, Robert Kahn; sons, Ian Kahn (Lynn) of Roswell, Georgia and Russell Kahn of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Elysa Sexton (Troy) of Columbia; grandchildren, Spencer Kahn, Liam Sexton, Devan Sexton, and Greher Sexton; brother, David Somerstein (Pat) of Delray Beach, Florida; and numerous beloved family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206. Please sign the online guestbook at


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Joyce Sargunaraj

January 30, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. We had only been neighbors for a short time when she got sick. I wish I could have gotten to know her better, it seems that she was a kind soul and loved by many. My prayers are with your family.

January 29, 2018

Was sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Kahn. Our prayers are with each of you.

Joey and Crystal Huggins

January 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss Bobby,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dunnie Dunlap ( North Myrtle Beach,SC)

Alan Kahn

January 28, 2018

Bob, Ilza,Ian, Russell and family,
Barbara was a guiding light in our family. She Was instrumental in many things at Beth Shalom including Sisterhood, the Board of Education,and the many functions she participated in and led over so many years.
She was such a wonderfully productive, responsible and loving person and her example will live with us forever.
Alan and Charlotte Kahn

Sewell Kahn

January 27, 2018

We were shocked to hear of Barbara's passing. Sewell remembers her fondly from many years ago and we wish all of her family condolences.

Sewell and Renee Kahn

Fred Heider

January 27, 2018

My prayers go out to you and your family.

Mackey Robinson

January 26, 2018

So sorry about the passing of Barbara, This comes as a shock to me and my husband Larry. To all the family,Bobby, Ilsa, children and grandchildren. Our prayers are with the family at a sad time I'll pray for Bobby and his family, will aalways remember you. R.I.P. Barbara.

January 26, 2018

Bob, all your friends at table 17 send you condolences on the loss of your dear wife. We have you in our thoughts and hope you receive the strength from our Heavenly Father to get through this difficult time. Mildred and table 17 ladies

Patsy and Jimmy Sauls

January 26, 2018

Our deepest sympathy and love to your family. We are neighbors of Ilsa and Roland, and I know how much they cared for Barbara and her family.

Mary Alice Bauknight-Wood

January 26, 2018

My deepest condolences, Bobby, family and friends. May God hold you close in this time of such great loss and grant all His peace and comfort.