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4/22/2014 8:00:00 AM
Patricia A. Koons
Dec. 26, 1926 - April 19, 2014
Patricia Koons
Patricia Koons

Patricia A. Koons, 87, Macy, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11:56 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Bridgeport, Ill., to Forrest and Maryellen (McKelfresh) Harper.

Patricia was a graduate of Bridgeport High School. She received a Bachelor's Degree in primary education from Indiana Central College (now University of Indianapolis) in 1948, graduating summa cum laude. She married James William "Bill" Koons in Indianapolis on June 20, 1948. He died on Dec. 1, 1980. She taught kindergarten at Southwood Elementary, Chippewa School, and Metro North Elementary, and also taught art at Lagro. She was also a substitute teacher, private tutor, and tutored special needs children. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, attending the Peru Ward. She was an avid reader, enjoyed genealogy, and was very active in helping church members with their genealogy research. She belonged to the Ladies Fireman's Auxiliary in Macy. Her favorite TV program was Lawrence Welk.

She is survived by four children, David Wayne Koons, Macy, Bonnie (Luis) Ortiz-Koons, Madisonville, Ky., Mary (William) Deeds, Macy, and Karen (Mike) Dahlquist, Bunker Hill; nine grandchildren, Jose Ortiz-Koons of Madisonville, Ky., Lia Ortiz-Koons of Seoul, South Korea, Luis Ortiz-Koons Jr., Madisonville, Ky., Ben (Cyndi) Fetrow of Kendallville, William (Amber) Deeds, Guatemala, Paul (Rene) Deeds, Akron, Elizabeth Deeds, Macy, Rachel Maples, Wabash, and Grace Maples, Bunker Hill; several great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Beverly) Harper, Saint George, Utah; and a sister, Joan Brian, Sumner, Ill. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Preferred memorial is Christian Missionary Fund for Solomon's Porch, Guatemala, care of William & Amber Deeds, P.O. Box 10509, Tallahassee, FL 32302-2509,

The memorial guest book for Patricia may be signed at

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