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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI

OBITUARY

Evelyn Ilene Coon

January 22, 1926January 12, 2020
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Evelyn Ilene Coon age 93 of DeWitt Michigan passed away Jan. 12, 2020. Evelyn retired from the State of Michigan Veterans Affairs where she provided executive support which was in keeping with her general giving and caring nature. That same giving nature also played out for Evelyn was a loving mother and homemaker for many years. Evelyn found much pleasure in her flower gardens and maintained vegetable gardens over the years providing fresh food of all kinds to her family and friends. The caring side of Evelyn always shown bright as she cared for her parents, her husband, and her eldest daughter during those times when care and caring were so essential, and she did it with joy and love.

Evelyn also enjoyed nature participating in camping, cross-country skiing, bird watching, hiking and just generally being outdoors. One of her greatest loves was music and the house was often filled with music with Evelyn singing and whistling. Her love, gentle spirit, caring and giving nature, kindness and sweetness will live on in the hearts of the many lives she touched and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin and daughter, Gail; brother Herbert Whitaker and sister Audrey (Whitaker) Holley. Surviving are brother George Whitaker; her children, Quentin Everett Coon, Jr. (Laura), Stuart Dean Coon (Cindy) and Ilene Elizabeth Coon (Colleen); grandchildren, Ryan Coon (Christine), Elizabeth Tucker (Logan); Benjamin Coon, Jeremiah Coon; great-grandchildren, Graham, Davis, Asher.

A visitation will be held on Sun., Jan.19 from 3-5pm with funeral services on Mon. Jan. 20 at noon with a one hour prior visitation before the service. Both the visitation and funeral services will be held at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt MI. To view full obituary and leave on line condolences please visit www.grdewitt.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 2020

Memories

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Dawn Wenner

January 23, 2020

Oh, Ilene and Colleen, my heart aches for you both! Our families will forever be linked by our dear mothers' days together. Yesterday was the first anniversary of our Mom's death. I remember your hugs and support as you celebrated Evelyn's birthday that same day.
Love and peace to you both!
Dawn Nilsen-Wenner

Anne Lala

January 20, 2020

Ilene, Colleen and family,
May your wonderful memories lighten your sorrow and grief. With prayers and sympathy. “Love lives on forever,
It will never fade away
For in our hearts our loved ones
are with us everyday”
——and special thanks to Colleen for her loving care of Evelyn these last many months
Anne (Dale) Lala

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