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Gretchen M. Coon

OTO, Iowa - Gretchen Margaret Coon, 86, formerly of Oto died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Embassy Towers Care Center in Sergeant Bluff.  Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton, Iowa, with the Rev. Karen Handke officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., at the funeral home.  Mrs. Coon was born July 31, 1914, in Milo, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin Nathan and Ella Ethel (Tallman) Oldaker. She graduated from Milo High School in 1932.  She married Kenneth W. Coon on April 28, 1934. The couple farmed near Oto until 1972, when they moved to Sioux City. Her husband died March 9, 1987. She was in charge of the lunch program at Oto school for many years. While living in Sioux City, she was employed with Billy Sunday Nursing Home. She entered Embassy Tower Care Center in October 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Allenson of Anoka, Minn., and Ellen and her husband, Marvin Drenkhahn of Mapleton; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Lorraine and Raymond Shoemaker of Milo.  She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, March 1987;  Kenneth W. Coon, 70, 312 E. 34th St., South Sioux City, NE, died Monday March 9, 1987, in a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.  Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City.  Rev. Robert S. Enck, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church officiated.  Interment was in Dakota City Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Daniel Drenkhahn, Dennis Drenkhahn, Donald Allinson, Steve Erickson, Jason Boyd and John Schweninger.  Mr. Coon was born to Virgil and Bessie (Phillips) Coon on April 29, 1916, in Grant Township in Iowa.  He farmed in the Oto area until 1971 when he moved to Sioux City.  He married Gretchen Oldaker on April 28, 1934, in Milo, IA.  He drove a school bus at Oto for 25 years.  He served on the Woodbury ASC for a time.  After moving to Sioux City he worked for Seig Co. until his retirement.  On October 18, 1982, he married Maxine Boyd in Vermillion, SD.  Survivors include his wife, 2 daughters, Ellen Drenkhahn of Mapleton and Carolyn Allinson of Spring Park, MN, a stepson, Ken Boyd of South Sioux City and a stepdaughter, Carol Schweninger of Derby, KS, a sister, Opal Hummel of Oto, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne

Anthon Herald, 31 July 1996:  Evelyn M. Coon, 80, died of cancer on Saturday, July 20, 1996, at her home near Oto, IA.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. at Oto United Church of Christ with Pastor Karen Hanke officiating.  Pall bearers were James Coon, Patrick Miller, Kevin Jordan, Jay Arenas, Adam James, William DePuy and Steve Mulligan.  Burial was in Oto Cemetery under direction of Armstrong Funeral Service.  Evelyn was born July 2, 1916, in Danbury, IA, the daughter of Mark and Anna (Dose) Anderson.  She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and since childhood was a member of and regularly attended the Oto United Church of Christ.  On January 28, 1933, Evelyn married Wayne Coon at Elk Point, SD, and throughout their married life they farmed the place where Wayne was born.  He died December 6, 1986.  Evelyn enjoyed gardening, working at church and ceramics.  She was a member of the Farm Women's Club, the Oto United Church of Christ and the Ladies Mite Society.  Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Benton and her husband Oren of Denver, CO; her daughter in law, Norma Coon of Dubuque, IA; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Helen DeBoer of Artesia, CA, and Mildred Kounkel and her husband Ralph of LeMars; her brother, William Andersen and his wife Marjorie of Gilmore City, IA.  Along with her husband Wayne, she was preceded in death by her parents, her son Cecil and her brother Mark and her sister, Irene Mae


John E. Coon

ANTHON, Iowa - John Ernest Coon, 83, of Bushnell, Ill., formerly of Anthon, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill.  Graveside services were held Friday, April 25, in Bushnell Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Bushnell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1422. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell was in charge of the arrangements.  Mr. Coon was born April 15, 1914, in Anthon, the son of Aaron and Cora (Pierce) Coon.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a farmer.  Mr. Coon was a member of the Methodist Church in Bushnell.  Survivors include a son, Danny E. Coon of Killeen, Texas; a daughter, Linda M. Reed of Columbia Heights, Minn.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Clifford Coon of Sioux City; and a sister, Lucille Dennis of Holstein, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters

OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal:  Mrs. Verna L. Coon, 76, Martin Tower Apartments, 410 Pierce St., died suddenly Sunday at her home.  Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday in the Walter Funeral Home in Anthon, Iowa.  Pastor Ted Sieck will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon.  Mrs. Coon, the former Verna Dicus, was born May 28, 1908, at Anthon and graduated from Anthon High School in 1924.  She married Arthur W. Coon August 1, 1924, at Sioux City.  The Couple moved to Sioux City in 1937.  Survivors include her husband, six sons, Arthur L of Boise, ID, Willis of Corpus Christi, TX, Franklin and Lawrence both of Charlston, S.C., Thomas of South Sioux City and Richard; one foster daughter, Mrs. Russell (Karola) King of Des Moines; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eva Waugh of Anthon, Mrs. Esther Spratt of Green and Mrs. Madge Morrison of Sioux City; one brother, Cleland of Sioux City, 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren

OBITUARY, Anthon Herald:  Arthur W. Coon, 85, 410 Pierce St., died on Thursday, August 25, 1988, at a Sioux City nursing home.  Services were held on Monday, August 29, 1988, at the Walter Funeral Home in Anthon, IA, with Rev. Ted Sieck officiating.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon.  Pallbearers were his grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers were great grandsons.  Mr. Coon was born on January 17, 1903, at Cushing, IA, to Aaron and Cora (Pierce) Coon.  He married Verna Dicus on August 1, 1924, in Sious City.  The couple farmed in the Anthon community until 1937 when they moved to Sioux City.  He worked for Reliable Furniture Company for 20 years.  Mrs. Coon died March 10, 1985, in Sioux City.  Survivors include 6 sons, Arthur of Boise, ID; Willis of Corpus Christi, TX;  Franklin of Charlston, S.C.; Thomas of South Sioux City, NE; Duane of Akron, IA; and Richard; two brothers, Clifford of Sioux City and Ernie of Illinois; two sisters, Lela Martin and Lucille Denis of Sioux City; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two great grandchildren, one brother and one sister

OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 29 March 1919, page 1:  Wesley Merle Coon was born August 4, 1918, and died March 23, 1919, at the home of his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. George Workman.  His father, Wesley Coon, preceded him to the great beyond last March on the 17th, also a brother on March 23, 1915.  He leaves to mourn his departure his mother and brother, Ray, his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Workman and Mr. and Mrs. John Coon besides many other relatives.  After thirty-two days of suffering death came and released him from it all.  The funeral services were conducted at the home of George Workman Monday, March 24, at 2:30p.m. by Rev. Bertha Brown.  Interment was made in the Correctionville Cemetery.

The Correctionville News
William Wesley Coon was born the 15th day of March, 1896, was married to Miss Myrtle Workman in 1914, and passed away March 17, 1918, being 22 years and two days old at the time of his death.  He is survived by his wife, one son Ray, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Coon, and three brothers and ten sisters.   He was ill with a bad cold for some two weeks, but did not take to his bed until four days before his death, when his illness was pronounced pneumonia, and nothing could be done for him.

Wesley was born here and has lived in this vicinity all his life.  The funeral was held from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Mark Masters, and was very largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends.  Those here from a distance to attend the funeral were Mrs. W. T. Parker of Lake Andes, S.D.; Harry Coon of Westerbrook, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. W W. Coon of Sioux City, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo Hathaway of Sioux City.

OBITUARY, Cherokee paper, 17 April 1968:  Elmer Coon, 73, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday in Cherokee following a week's illness.  His home as at 334 East Maple.  He had lived in Cherokee the past 21 years having farmed in the Correctionville area.  Born September 5, 1894, at Correctionville, he was married to Edith Workman December 23, 1912, in Sioux City, Iowa.  From 1949-1965 he had been custodian at Cherokee County courthouse.  He was a member of the Correctionville Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Edith, Cherokee; 2 daughters, Ms. Albert Carstens of Green Brae, CA, and Mrs. Floyd Garlock of San Rafael, CA; and a son, Robert Coon, Sioux City; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Eight sisters also survive.  His parents, a daughter, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at First Church of Christ here with minister of the church, Phil Gardner, officiating.  Burial under direction of Boothby Funeral Home is to be in Oak Hill Cemetery



Mrs. Oscar Coon Dies at Anthon.
Following Years of Ill Health, Mrs. Oscar Coon Died Friday Morning at Mother's Home.
After several years of suffering, death came Friday morning to Mrs. Oscar Coon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Peters, at Anthon.
Mrs. Coon has been able at most times to be around and do her own work, but three weeks ago she became bedfast and a little over a week ago it was thought best to take her to her mother's home at Anthon where she could be under the more immediate care of the physician.  But nothing could avail to prolong her frail life and death came to relieve her suffering Friday morning.  For her life's sun had set at noon.
Nellie J. Peters was born at Battle Creek, Iowa February 11, 1900 and when five years old she moved with her parents to Woodbury county.  She was married in 1918 to Oscar Coon.  They have made their home near Correctionville since their marriage now living on a farm south of town.
Two children came to bless their home, Beulah, aged nine and Roland, aged eight.  Besides her husband and children she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Peters, and three brothers, George, John, and Edward, all of Anthon.
Mrs. Coon was a member of the Methodist church having united with that branch of the Christian faith at the age of fifteen.
The body was cared for by the Wilson Funeral Service.  Services in charge of Rev. J. A. Kettle were held at the Methodist church here Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Correctionville cemetery



OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 1 August 2000, Florence H. Coon, 77, of Stockton, Calif., former Sioux City resident, died Wednesday in a hospital in Stockton.  Services will be Monday in North Sacramento Funeral Home in Sacramento, Calif.  Burial will be in Sierra Hills Memorial Park in Sacramento.  Mrs. Coon, the former Florence H. Luce was born November 9, 1907, in Lewis Station, Missouri, and moved to Sioux City at the age of 12..  She married Albert E. Coon.  He preceded her in death.  She moved to Sacramento in 1970 and most recently had been living in Stockton with her daughter.  Survivors include two daughters, Harriet Ralston of North Highlands, CA; and Alberta Manier of Stockton; two sons, Jimmie of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Darwin of Sioux City; three sisters, Grace Clausen of Mapleton, Iowa; Delores Egger of Rochester, N.Y.; and Norabelle Hayes of Red Bluff, Calif; two brothers Kenneth of Sioux City and Donald of Denver, Colorado; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.


OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 21 October 1977, page A11:  Albert Eugene Coon, 71, Sacramento, CA, a longtime resident of Sioux City, died Wednesday at his home.  Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the North Sacramento Funeral Home.  Burial will be in East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park.  Mr. Coon was born January 26, 1906, in Oto, IA.  He married Florence Luce in Sioux City.  They resided here until moving to Sacramento about a month ago.  He last was employed in Sioux City as a custodian for the Town Club where he worked for five years.  Survivors include the widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Alberta D. Mannier and Mrs Harriet J. Ralston, both of Sacramento, 2 sons, Jimmie L. of Glen Ellen, IL and Darwin E. of Sunnyvale, CA; 3 sisters, Mrs Jen Pierce and Mrs Iva Hayworth both of Sioux City, and Mrs. Tootie Hayworth of Anthon, IA, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren


OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, 25 February 1988, page 3:  Iva Belle Hayworth, 87, Sioux City, IA, a former Oto resident died Sunday February 7, 1988, in a nursing home in Whiting, IA, after a long illness.  Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Christy Morningside Funeral Home with Brother Harold Burmeister of Jehovah's Witness officiating.  Burial was in West Fork Cemetery in Climbing Hill, IA.  Mrs. Hayworth, the former Iva Belle Coon, was born August 12, 1900, in Oto.  She lived in the Oto and Anthon community for many years.  She married Ivel Hayworth May 12, 1919, in Anthon.  The couple moved to Sioux City in 1957.  He died May 3, 1964, in Minneapolis.  She had resided in Pleasant View nursing home in Whiting for four years.  Mrs. Hayworth was of Jehovah's Witness faith.  Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Doris Thompson of Sioux City, Mrs Leo (Maxine) Dicks and Mrs Leonard (Phyllis) Dowling, both of Hornick, a son, Norman T. of Garner, IA, 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.


The Correctionville New, Thursday, march 21, 1929
Dies After an Operation
Virgil Coon Dies Following an Operation for Appendicitis.  Many Relatives Here.
Virgil Coon, of Oto, nephew of Mrs. Mary Worthan, Mrs. C. O. Ashmore and John Coon, of Correctionville, and a son of Perry Coon of Oto, died last Thursday, March 14.  He went to the St. Joseph hospital in Sioux City the Sunday prior to his death and underwent an operation for appendicitis; but he had waited too long and it was impossible to save his life.
Funeral services were held at the Federated church in his home town, Oto, and burial was made in the Oto cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his death, his widow, three children, and many relatives and friends.

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Anthon Herald:  Services were held Thursday, October 19, 1978, for Corda Rebecca Coon, 95, who died in Healdsburg Hospital Monday following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Coon was a resident of Cloverdale, but had lived in the Sonoma County area for many years.  She was a native of Unionville, Iowa, and a homemaker all her life.  She was a member of the Geyserville Christian Church, belonged to the Geyserville Rebekahs and was a past member and officer of the Geyserville Grange.  Mrs. Coon was the wife of the late Jefferson M. Coon, Sr., and is survived by four sons, Vernie R. Coon, Cloverdale; Thomas V. Coon, Cloverdale,  Jefferson M. Coon, Jr, Iowa, and Ray L. Coon Santa Rosa, a daughter Darlene Del Sarto, Cloverdale; a brother, Dick Hayworth, Iowa; 14 Grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 sons, and 1 daughter.  Pallbearers were 6 of her great grandchildren and 6 of her great grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.  Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Fred Young and Co. in Healdsburg with interment at Oak Mound Cemetery.

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OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 7 June 1950, page 3:   Funeral services for John Coon, long time resident of Correctionville who passed away Thursday, June 1, 1950, in a Sioux City nursing home, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wilson-Hull Funeral Home.  Mr. Coon had been in failing
health for several years.  S. L. Schuler, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiated at the service.  Music was furnished by the recording system-"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "In the Garden".  Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Henderson cared for the flowers and Cleve Robinson arranged the cars.  The pallbearers were Fred Ashmore, Howard Ashmore, Clifford Ashmore, Harold Walker, Ray Worthan and Sam Worthan.  Burial was made in the Correctionville Cemetery.  John Coon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Coon, was born January 13, 1866, at Spring Green, Wisconsin.  He lived most of his days in and around Correctionville, coming to Iowa when a boy of about 12 years of age.  He was united in Marriage to Musetta Anderson, September 21, 1891.  After their marriage they farmed west of the Bethel Church for a number of years, then they purchased a farm south of Correctionville on which they lived until he was forced to retire due to failing health.  At that time, they purchased a home in Correctionville in which they lived until his wife's death three years ago.  To this union 14 children were born.  He leaves to mourn his death, eleven children- Elmer Coon, Meriden; Oscar Coon, Douglas, WY; Goldie Anfinson, Cushing; Cecil Peterson, Pierson; Elva McCleerey, Bothell, WA; Ferne Murray, Los Angeles, CA; Verle Pilot, Berkeley, CA; Eva Hunsader, Los Angeles, CA; Margie Ferretti, Portland, OR; Wanda McWilliams, Richmond, CA;
25 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Worthan of Correctionville.  His wife, two sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

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OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 12 February 1931, page 1:  Isaac Coon, former resident of Correctionville, passed away Friday, February 6, 1931, at the home of his son, Harry Coon, in Chicago and was laid to rest on Monday, being 68 years of age.  Isaac was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Coon, and lived in this community until 17 years ago when he moved to Minnesota, in which state he resided until 7 years ago when he went to Chicago which as since been his home.  He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Varvel, who were among the oldest settlers
of Correctionville; 1 son, Harry Coon; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Uvaas and Mrs. Carl Migg all of Chicago; also two brothers, John of Correctionville and Mrs. Mary Worthen of Billings, Montana, besides a host of relatives and friends.

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Sioux City Journal, 21 June 1974, page C8:  Ray Coon, 75, 4437 Grant St., died Thursday at the Leeds Nursing Home after a long illness.   Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home.  Rev. Anthony Blanders will officiate with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Earl Pierce, Clifford and Art Coon, Wayne Livermore, Duane Thies and Russell White, Jr.  Mr. Coon was born July 4, 1898, near Anthon, IA.  He lived in Woodbury County most of his life, moving to Sioux City in 1930.  He married Myrtle Scoles May 21, 1921, at Ida Grove, IA.  He worked for several years as a maintenance man for Woodbury County.  He also had a milk route in Sioux City for 23 years and worked for the American Popcorn C. for 13 years before retiring in 1964.  Mr. Coon was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.  Survivors include the widow, a brother Albert of Sioux City; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pierce and Mrs. Iva Hayworth, both of Sioux City and Mrs. Mary Hayworth of Anthon.

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CONDRON – In Sioux City, Ia., Wednesday, September 16, 1908, Andrew Condron, 302 South Wall street, aged 82 years.  The deceased man was a veteran of the civil war and a member of the G.A.R.  He lived in Sioux City thirty-one years.  He is survived by a wife and six children, William, Thomas, John, James, Andrew and Anna, all of Sioux City (Sioux City Journal, Thurs. morning, 17 Sep 1908, 8).


Fred M. Christiansen – Services for Fred M. Christiansen, 83, Sergeant Bluff, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside.  The Rev. Gregory G. Caldwell, of the Community United Methodist Church [sic] at Sergeant Bluff, will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.  There will be a flag presentation conducted by the American Legion George Nelson Post 662.

Mr. Christiansen died Tuesday at a hospital in Onawa, Iowa after a long illness (Sioux City Journal, Thurs. 1 Feb 1979, A5).



Correctionville News, 12 January 1939, page 1:
Clarence E. Coon was born near Correctionville December 23, 1878, and departed this life January 14, 1939, in a Sioux City hospital after an illness of three months, having arrived at the age of 60 years and 22 days. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Missouri, returning to Iowa in 1900. As a young man he spent several years in California, returning to spend the remainder of his life in Woodbury County. He leaves to mourn his departure 6 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. William Queener of Kansas City, MO; Mrs. William L. Marsh of Los Angeles, CA; Miss Verna Coon of Anthon; Mrs. Claud Anderson of Correctionville; Mrs. Earl Coleman of Sioux City; Mrs. Charles Page of Correctionville; W.C. Coon of Correctionville; Fred and Ed Coon of Sioux City; and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held in the Wilson-Hull Funeral Home at 2 o'clock with Rev. G. D. Serrill of Sioux City officiating. Interment was in the Correctionville Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews: Kenneth and Lowell Coon, Edwin Coleman of Sioux City, Kenneth Page of Green, Lowell and Merril Anderson.

Correctionville News, 19 August 1971, page 1:
Miss Verna Coon, 90, daughter of George and Ella Estella Coon, was born March 15, 1881, near Correctionville and passed away August 11, 1971, at a Sioux City nursing home after a long illness. She was a life long resident of Woodbury County, living in or near the Correctionville / Anthon areas. She was a teacher in the Woodbury County schools for more than fifty years. After retiring from teaching she moved to Anthon, later going to a nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Correctionville and Mrs. Maude Page of Hinton, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Coon of Sioux City, several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Barker Funeral Home, Correctionville, with Allen Burnham, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Pallbearers were Roland Hart, Roger Mead, Gerald Mahin, Moss Anderson, Kenneth Heath and John Kinney. Interment was in the Correctionville Cemetery.
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OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 2 December 1948: Mrs. Laura Amelia North Coon, 79 years of age, a former Correctionville resident and widow of Isaac Coon, died at the home of her daughter at Vista, Calif., November 22, 1948. She was the sister of Mrs. Clara North Walker of this place. Mrs. Coon was born near Boone, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary North. As a child she lived with her parents on a farm near Early and Odebolt and at the age of 18 moved with them to a farm near Correctionville. She was married here and moved to California 30 years ago. She leaves three children, Mrs. George S. Nahas of Vista, Calif., Fran and Russell Coon of Los Angeles. In March of this year, her son, John N. Coon, 44, passed away in Los Angeles. He was an executive with the RKO studios, heading their transportation department many years. Funeral rites for Mrs. Coon took place Wednesday, November 24, in Los Angeles at the Edwards Brothers Colonial Mortuary with interment in the nearby Inglewood Park Cemetery.

OBITUARY, Oto Observer, 26 April, 1933: Gloom was cast over the town and community Thursday morning by the sudden death of one of our highly respected citizens and retired farmers, Perry Coon. Mr. Coon had been in his usual health and had been working out on his farm east of town tenanted by his son, Jeff, and on Wednesday evening was downtown. Death was due to heart trouble, and being so sudden it was an awful shock to all. Perry Coon was born in Wisconsin February 6, 1857, and died April 20, 1933, at his home in Oto of heart failure at the age of 76 years, 2 month and 15 days. His childhood days were spent in Wisconsin but when a young man he moved to Indiana where he was united in marriage to Emma Long December 21, 1878. In the spring of 1891 he and his faithful wife came to Iowa and settled near Correctionville. Since that time their lives have been spent in and around the vicinity of Correctionville, Anthon and Oto. To this union 12 children were born, 9 of whom are still living to mourn his loss. One child, Jimmie, died at the age of 6 months, and the other two, Virgil and Mrs. Margaret Hayworth died in the prime of life. His wife passed away here in Oto in February, 1920. Those who are left to mourn his sudden departure are one brother, John Coon of Correctionville, two sisters, Mrs. C.O. Ashmore and Mrs. Mary Worthan of Correctionville; nine children, Jeff M. and Aaron of Oto, Albert of Anthon, Ray of Leeds, Mrs. Florence Smith of Cushing, Mrs. Mary Hayworth of Anthon, Mrs. Mabel Beeson of Washta, and Mrs. Jennie Pierce and Mrs. Iva Hayworth of Oto, 42 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. In Indiana Mr. Coon was a member of the Dunkard church. He was affiliated with the I.O.O.F. lodge here for more than 30 years. Mr. Coon was always and upright, honest and industrious man, a kind and loving father, and a friend to all in need. His presence will be missed with regrets and his memory will linger long in the hearts of all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willard Bell in the Oto Federated Church Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon under the direction of Hudgel Funeral Service of Anthon. The community, with the bereaved ones, mourns Mr. Coon's demise.


OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, 5 March 1947: Mrs. John Coon, 70, a resident of Correctionville for 61 years, died in a Sioux City hospital Thursday following a long illness. Musetta Anderson, daughter of James and Frances Anderson, was born April 9, 1876, at Harlan, Iowa, and passed away February 27, 1947, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 18 days. She spent most of her life in and around Correctionville, with the exception of a few years in Colorado. She was united in marriage to John Coon September 29, 1892. She was a member of the Church of Christ and always attended services regularly as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Coon leaves to mourn her death her husband and 11 children, Elmer Coon of Cherokee, Oscar Coon of Glendo, Wyoming, Goldie Anfinson of Cushing, Cecil Peterson of Pierson, Elva Mc Cleery of Ellensburg, Washington, Ferne Murray of Los Angeles, Calif., Verle Pilot of Berkeley, Calif., Dorothy Fryar of Long Beach, Calif., Eva Hunsader of Los Angeles, Calif., Margie Ferretti of Portland, Ore., and Wanda Briese of Berkeley, Calif. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Twenty-five grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Maude Ferguson of Minneapolis, Minn., one brother, Bruce Anderson of Correctionville, two half-brothers, Clarence and Ira Deeds of Aitkin, Minn., and a host of relatives and friends mourn her departure. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ at Correctionville. Rev. S. L. Schuler, pastor of the local church, officiated. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages" were sang by Ferne Clark, Genevieve Lill, Wilma LeFebvre and Clair Hatfield with Dean Cockburn as accompanist. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Henry Henderson, Jr., and Mrs. Charles Page. Pallbearers were all relatives of Mrs. Coon. Arthur Perkins had the arrangement of the cars and burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery.


Sioux Valley News, January 1897: James Coon was born in Columbus County, Ohio, February 21, 1811, and departed this life January 23, 1897, aged 85 years, 11 months and 2 days. Deceased was married in Wisconsin in 1856 to Ina Blake, from which union were born seven daughters and two sons, all except one girl living to mourn the loss of a father. Mr. Coon moved to Iowa in 1876 where he has made his home until his death. Funeral services at the home of his son, Reese Coon, living south of Correctionville, conducted by George N. Thompson. Burial was made in the Correctionville Cemetery.


OBITUARY, Correctionville News, August 1946, page 1: Another aged resident of this community has answered the last summons, leaving another vacancy in the pioneer ranks. He lived to see the development of this section and knew well the hardships and privations endured by the earlier pioneers. Reese Coon, son of James and Nina Coon, was born April 14, 1861, at Spring Green, Wisconsin, and passed away after a lingering illness of two years on July 29, 1946, at a nursing home in Sioux City at the age of 85 years. When a boy of 14 he moved with his parents to a farm near Correctionville, and spent the remainder of his life in this vicinity. The family came in a covered wagon to the middle-west when it was little more than a wild rolling prairie. During the many months of his sickness he was a very patient sufferer and was never heard to complain or speak unkindly to anyone, but was always thankful for every little kindness shown him. Mr. Coon never married. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Kenyon of Correctionville and Mrs. Thomas Clark of Cherokee, also a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death a number of years ago by his parents, five sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Wilson-Hull Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, July 31. The services were conducted by Rev. Coad Batho of Holstein. Mrs. Ed Robinson sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" with Mrs. Thelma Frost at the piano. Mrs. Wayne Camarigg, Mrs. Glen Camarigg and Mrs. Alex Thompson had charge of flowers. The pallbearers were Orville Bentley, Albert Kraft, Bob Rowse, Andy Trimble, Roy Stines and Charles Casey. Burial was made in the Correctionville Cemetery.

OBITUARY, Correctionville News, 20 May 1920: The death of Mr. George Coon occurred at 10 o'clock Monday evening following an illness of several months. Mr. Coon was born in Wisconsin in the year of 1863. He died at Correctionville May 17, 1920, his age at the time of his death being 56 years, 9 months and 20 days. He is a member of the Evangelical church, of which he was a good and faithful worker. He was kind and loving to all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his death, one brother and five sisters, Mr. Reese Coon, Mrs. John Kenyon, Mrs. William Pilkerton, Mrs. Sarah Patterson of Correctionville, Mrs. Thomas Clark and Mrs. John Clark of Canada. He also leaves an extensive circle of friends who will remember him as being kind and generous to all.

Correctionville News, 15 February 1923, page 12:
The death of George W. Coon occurred at his home in Anthon last Saturday from a complication of diseases, and funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Correctionville, Rev. Bishop, pastor of the Anthon church, officiating. Interment was in the Correctionville Cemetery. George W. Coon was born December 20, 1849, at Lafayette, Indiana, and died February 10, 1923, of a complication of diseases, aged 74 years, 1 month, and 21 days. When a small child his parents moved from Indiana to Spring Green, Wisconsin, and resided there until 1869. He was married to Ella E. Skinner October 11, 1868. Soon after their marriage they came to Iowa and settled on a farm near Correctionville, Iowa. In 1887 the family moved to Buffalo, Missouri, for the benefit of Mr. Coon’s health. In 1901 they moved to Anthon. Survivors are his wife, two brothers, W.W. Coon of Sioux City, J. U. Coon of Chico, California, four brothers having preceded him in death, T. J. Coon of Eureka, Kansas, J. N. Coon of Los Angeles, California, James and John died in early childhood. His two sisters are Mrs. L.A. Robinson and Mrs. Margaret Summers of Correctionville. The children are: W. C. Coon, G. F. Coon, C. E. Coon, E. V. Coon, Mrs. Cora Queener of Kansas City, Mrs. Edna Marsh of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Irma Coleman, Mrs. Maude Page, Mrs. Bertha Anderson and Miss Verna Coon, also 20 grandchildren, one great grandchild and many other relatives and friends.
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The Correctionville News
Elsie Alice Anderson Coon was born in Harlan, Shelby county, Iowa, February 2, 1882, and died at her home in Correctionville, August 1, 1908, aged 26 years. On June 4, 1900 she was married to Thos. Beyrl Coon, who with two small children, Harold Lloyd, aged 2 1/2 years and Wilma Beyrl, aged 13 months, mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. She also leaves the father, Milton Anderson of Correctionville, and mother, who is at present in Anaconda, Montana; also a brother, Adolphus Anderson of Cherokee, and two sister, Mrs Lloyd Rogers and Mrs Chas. Hameron, both of Correctionville. The funeral was held at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Todd and interment was at Bethel cemetery, August 3. Mrs Coon was a very bright woman of a most cheerful disposition. All who knew her loved her. She was very patient in suffering and the passing out of her young life is a heavy sorrow to her many friends. The relatives of Mrs. Thos Coon, desire to express their gratitude to the many friends and neighbors who assisted them during her sickness and death.
Milton Anderson
Mrs. M. Anderson
Adolphus Anderson
Mrs. Lloyd Rogers
Mrs Chas. Hameron
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Called to Final Reward.
W.W. Coon, Father of J. A. Coon, and a Resident of This Community for 30 Years Expired Saturday.
W.W. Coon, well known in this communty passed away at his home in Sioux City after a brief illness. He was a man of the higest moral attainments, a good neighbor and friend. To have known him was a pleasure and his passing will be mourned by his large circle of relatives and friends. W. W. Coon, father of J. A. Coon of Correctionville passed away at his home in Sioux City Saturday, January 30, 1933, at 5 P. M. He had been in poor health for several weeks but was only confined to his bed a few days. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the family residence with Rev. Paul Foster officiating. Burial was made in Graceland Park Cemetery directed by Larkins funeral home. William Wiley Coon was born January 14, 1849, in Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Spring Green, Wisconsin when a small boy, at which place he resided until manhood. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anderson. They then moved to Shelby County, where they lived for a few years, later they moved to Woodbury on a farm four miles south of Correctionville for 30 years. In 1909, they moved to Leeds, Sioux City, where he passed away. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Coon, four sons: J.A. of Correctionville, F.V. Coon of Herford, Colo., J. B. and H. W. Coon of Sioux City. Five daughters: Mrs J. H. Mayclin of Plankinton, S. D., Mrs C. R. Denton, Mrs E. W. Denton, Mrs. Zellna Babcock and Miss Goldy Coon all of Sioux City. One brother J. J. Coon of Chico, Calif., and one sister Mrs. Margaret Summers of Correctionville, Iowa. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren.
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The Correctionville News 16 May 1909.
The funeral of Mrs. T. J. Coon who died in Reece, Kas., last week was held in Bethel church, last Thursday and was very largely attended, she having had a host of friends hereabouts. The services were conducted by Rev W. J. Todd of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place. Minerva Jane Carter was born in Newton, Ohio, Feb 20, 1847. She married T.J. Coon in Spring Green, Wis., July 2 1861 and to the 12 children were born, 8 boys and 4 girls. Five of the boys preceded their mother to the grave. The three remaining sons reside at the family home in Reece, Kansas. The daughters are Mrs. Jenn Gentry of Coffeeville, Kas., Mrs. Thomas Cook and Mrs. Kate Dutton of Sac City and Mrs W.D. Clark of Ida Grove.
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Mrs. Coon Dies Leaving 74 Direct Descendants
Nearly sixty members of her immediate family were mourners at the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Coon an old resident of Woodbury county who was buried here Tuesday. She leaves 7 children, 34 grand children, 32 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grand child, all living in this vicinity with the exception of two sons, Thomas of Reece, Kas., and Jasper of Chico, Cal. The other children are William, George, Isaac, Mrs. Alice Robinson and Mrs Maggie Summers. Two children died in infancy. Elizabeth Jane Blake was born in Barbersville, Va., Dec 7, 1826 and died at the home of her son Isaac in Correctionville, April 10, 1910. She married George Coon in 1843 and moved to Adair county Iowa an in 1876 she moved to Woodbury county, her husband having died in 1873. She united with the Christian church 14 years ago. For several years she had been enfeebled and since last July confined to her bed, gradually growing weaker. The funeral was held at the Methodist church here and was conducted by Rev. F. C. Taylor of Kingsley whose aquaintance with the family dates back to his pastorate in Anthon. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Coon of Sioux City attended the funeral. The church was filled by sorrowing relatives and friends.
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The Correctionville News, Feb 7, 1920 Correctionville, Iowa Another home has been made desolate by the death of Thomas Jefferson Coon. Mr. Coon has been a constant sufferer for a number of years. February 27 Mr Coon died at his home in Reese, Kansas, and was brot [sic] back to his old home for burial in the Bethel Cemetery. Thomas Jefferson Coon was born in Wisconsin on Feb 28, 1844. During his residence here he was married to Minerva Carter and about the age of 26-28 they moved to Madison county, near Winterset, Iowa. Later they came to Bethel community, where he was engaged in farming. About 15 years ago he and his family left this part of the country and went to Kansas and there he had resided since. It was here that about seven years ago his companion and the mother of the children passed on before him. To them were born 12 children, of whom only six survive. There were four girls and eight boys. Those gone on before are William, John, Frank, Thomas and Edward. Those who survive to mourn the loss of their departed one are Mrs Francis Clark of Moville, Mrs J. B. Gentry of Reece, Kansas, Mrs Katie Dutton of Sac City, Mrs Nellie Cook of Lanuant, Ia., Earl and George of Eureka, Kansas. Besides these there are three brothers and two living. W.W., G. W., and J. M. Coon. Mrs Maggie Summers and Mrs. L.A. Robinson with all the relatives and friends who are grieved at the loss of a loved one and friend. About ten years ago Mr Coon underwent an operation from which he never fully recovered. Tho never well, he was a patient sufferer and it is the witness of this children that he was always a kind and loving father, caring for their welfare. The last analysis of a doctor gave the cause of his death as cancer of the stomach combined with old age. He died Feb 27, 1920 at the age of 76 years, having lived in spite of sickness to a grand old age. From Reece, Kansas where he died, the remains were sent back to his old home in Correctionville to be laid away. May God comfort and bless all who mourn their loss. Among the out-of-town relatives who were present at the funeral of Mr. Coon were his brother W.W. Coon of Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. Will Clark and children of Moville, Mrs J. B. Gentry, Eureka, Kansas. Their funeral services were conducted by Rev Dedrick of the C. E. church, at the Bethel church, Monday, March 1st.
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Correctionville News, 8 August 1957, page 1:
Edward V. Coon, son of George W. and Ella E. Coon, was born at Louisburg, Missouri, October 2, 1888, and passed away at a Sioux City hospital August 2, 1957, at the age of 65 years. He had been afflicted with asthma the greater part of his life. He had a heart attack July 5. He was married to Esther Anderson in December, 1910, and to this union were born five children: Lynn of Portland, Merlin and Lowell of California, Duane of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Portland. Other survivors are 15 grandchildren, one brother, William Coon of Hinton, Iowa, and five sisters, Mrs. Cora Queener of Kansas City, Missouri, Verna Coon of Anthon, Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Correctionville, Mrs. Irma Coleman of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Maude Page of Hinton, and a host of friends and relatives. He had farmed in the Anthon and Correctionville areas and in Cherokee County for several years. He had resided in Sioux City the past 25 years. He later married Nellie Casey who passed away in 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, G. Fred and Clarence Coon of Sioux City, one sister, Mrs. Edna Marsh of Los Angeles, California. Services were held August 4 at Wilson-Hull Home with Lyle Fishback officiating. Dean Cockburn, organist, played “Old Rugged Cross”, “Abide With Me’, and "Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go”. Mrs. Eva Forch and Mrs. Lillian Peterson took care of the flowers and six nephews were pallbearers. Cleve Robinson arranged cars. Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery. Those who attended from out-of-town included Duane Coon, Boise, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Coon, Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Irma Coleman, Long Beach, California, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mills, Lillian Perazzo, George Lund, John Sagter, Jessie E. Glaze, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Robinson of Sioux City, Mrs. Wilber Coon, Mrs. Zelma Babcock and Miss Goldie Coon of Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery O’Connell of Anthon.
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Correctionville News, 25 June 1936, page 1
Aged Woman Passes Away. The drawing to a close of a long life of service to her family and community in which she had lived for so many years, came to a beautiful ending to a pioneer woman when the life of Mrs. Ella Coon ebbed away. She will be greatly missed but her memory will live on in the hearts of her loved ones and friends. Ella E. Skinner, daughter of Samuel and Jerusha Skinner, was born at Avoca, Wisconsin, January 16, 1855, and departed this life at 11 o’clock a.m. Thursday, June 18, 1936, after a lingering illness of heart trouble and complications. She was the last member of her family and had reached the age of 81 years, five months and two days. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her loved ones and a host of friends. To have known her was to love her. She was married at Arena, Wisconsin, October 11, 1868, to George W. Coon, who preceded her in death on February 10, 1923. Surviving are four sons: W.C. Coon, Correctionville, Fred, Clarence and Ed Coon of Sioux City, six daughters, Mrs. Cora Queener of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Edna Marsh of Los Angeles, California, Miss Verna Coon of Anthon, Mrs. Irma Coleman of Sioux City and Mrs. Bertha Anderson and Mrs. Maude Page of Correctionville, 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Wilson-Hull Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 with Rev. F.O. Johnson, pastor of the Methodist Church in Anthon, officiating. A trio composed of Mrs. M.C. Castle, Mrs. William Ahrendsen, and Mrs. Edna Lee, sang “Abide With Me”, “Beautiful Garden of Prayer” and “The Old Rugged Cross” accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Ferne Lawson. Interment was in the Correctionville Cemetery under direction of Wilson-Hull Service. Six grandsons were pallbearers, Clifford Anderson, Wayne Coon, Kenneth Page, Edwin Coleman, Merrill Anderson and Merlin Coon. 
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