Nellie M. Koons

Posted 6/11/21

Nellie M. Koons

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Nellie M. Koons


CLINTON — Nellie M. Koons, 93, of Clinton, passed away at 9:52 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Texas Christian Church or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

Mrs. Koons was born on March 1, 1928, to Lee L. Crawford and Nellie Fern Wasem in Patoka, Ill. Nellie married Robert E. Koons on June 16, 1946, in Clinton. He passed away on December 1, 2007.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers, Dean Crawford and Carl Crawford, daughter-in-law, Julie Koons and granddaughter-in-law, Nikki Welch.

Survivors include her children, daughter, Karen Welch (Roy Peddycoart), Clinton; sons, Keith Koons and Kenneth Koons, Clinton; sister, Carol Crabb and sister-in-law, Lona Donahower; grandchildren, Gary Welch, Clinton; Chris Welch, Decatur; Zack Koons (Samantha), Clinton; Jenny Smiddy (Jared); Jessica McCleary (Mark) and Kyle Koons, great-grandchildren, Clayton Welch; Jacob Smiddy; Juliette Smiddy; Isaac McCleary; Ezekiel McCleary; Samuel McCleary; and Carver Koons. She also is survived by a special friend, Michelle Stephenson, and several nieces and nephews.

Nellie was the owner of Triple K Konstruction, a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, Golden Eagle with the Clinton Eagles Lodges, DAR, Beta Sigma Phi, Artist Alley, White Shrine and Commandary.

She was an avid Illinois fan and spent many hours working in her flowers. Nellie also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and painting. She loved spending time with her family and most of all loved her Lord and Savior.

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