She graduated from The Academy of St. Therese, Carnegie Institute of Practical Nursing and The Niagara School of Speech and Psychology. Mrs. Coon worked for many years as a legal secretary for West, West & Sherman & Co., L.P.A. She was a long time resident of North Ridgeville.
She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in North Ridgeville as well as The Women of the Moose and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Post #9871 in North Ridgeville, where she was also Past President. Mrs. Coon was also Past President of Lorain County Council of the VFW and Past District Chaplain. She loved children and taught PSR at St. Peter Catholic Church and reading classes at Wilcox Elementary School in North Ridgeville for many years. She also mentored for Ohio Reads and was in the first class of Lorain County Speak Up For A Child.
She is survived by one daughter, Michelle Stambaugh (Joseph) of North Ridgeville; one son, Michael Coon (Julie) of Pemberville; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob C.; her parents, John and Anna (nee Shea) O’Donnell; one sister, Mary Yuravak; and one brother, Jack D. O’Donnell.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd. (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Members from the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #9871 North Ridgeville will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 P.M. A prayer service will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 9:15 A.M. at the funeral home followed by a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Rev. Robert Franco, Pastor, will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to North Ridgeville Community Care, 34015 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039.