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Bertha Mae CoonOctober 20, 1938 ~ May 7, 2017 (age 78)
Bertha Mae Coon
Bertha Mae Coon, age 78, of Milan, Missouri passed away at her home on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Bertha was born October 20, 1938 in Harris, Missouri to Jack and Laura (Hines) Munday. Bertha was raised in Harris, Missouri and attended the Newtown School. On September 4, 1954 she married Herman Dean Coon and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1992. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons; Gary Dean Coon and Victor Noel Coon, one grandson; Travis Coon, two brothers; Carl Hines and Billy Munday.
Bertha was survived by one son; Jerry Coon of Milan, nine grandchildren; Rosemary Coon, Kathy Coon, Jesse Coon, Larry Coon, Karen Coon, Aaron Coon, Jonathan Coon, Matt Coon, Megan Coon, eight great grandchildren; Regan Coon, Jace Wilson, Pyper Wilson, Collin Weaver, Izzy Strain, Denver Coon, Jacob Coon, and Arlington Moore; two brothers; Bernie Munday and Bobby Munday both of Trenton, Missouri; one sister; Betty Yardley of Milan; several nieces and nephews.
After Dean was discharged from the service they moved to Chicago, Illinois where they both were employed with Mars Candy Company. They returned to Milan in 1968. Bertha started working for Con Agra Foods and retired after 32 years of service in 2001.
Bertha enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching her Hummingbird feeders, working with her chickens, doing word puzzles and listening to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bertha’s family and friends will gather from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the home of her sister, Betty Yardley. A celebration of life will be held at that time with Danah Fowler officiating. Everyone is invited to come.
An inurnment will be at the Shatto Cemetery at a later date.