Gene D. Coones

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gene D. Coones, 91, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Cape Fair, the son of Leonard and Louisa (Foster) Coones. On April 24, 1947, he was united in marriage to Maetta Blythe, who survives.

Additionals survivors include: two sons, Mike Coones and his wife Nevada and Lyn Coones and his wife Tonya all of Cassville; two daughters, Connie Lauderdale and her husband Charles of Purdy, and Gail Byrd and her husband Ken of Cassville; two sisters, Lorene Carney of Cassville, and Shirley Goin of Warrensburg; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Carl and one sister, Lucille.

He was a graduate of Galena High School. He was an engineer for Barry Electric for many years. He was a member of Mill Street Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 36 years.

Services were held Saturday at Mill Street Church of Christ in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Ken West and Laith Hayward conducted the services. Burial was at Clio Cemetery at Jenkins.

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