Irene Louise Koon


Irene Louise Koon, 88, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

As a native Marshall Countian of 87 years, Irene was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church as well as the Alford Chapter #445 Order of the Eastern Star in Aurora where she received her 50 year pin. In September 2018, Irene moved to the Baptist Life Community Village Care Center in Erlanger.

In her younger years, Irene enjoyed golfing, bowling, dancing, traveling, and family gatherings.

Irene is survived by two sisters, Lorene Tubbs and Donna Rudolph; four nephews, Jimmy (Janice) Tubbs, James Henson, Ronnie (Pat) Tubbs, and Quenice (Debbie) Tubbs; three nieces, Janice Aden, Carol Burkhart, and Sarah (Curry) Meece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Naud and Rena (Greer) Kirk; her beloved husband, Leon Koon; two brothers, Golden Kirk and James Richard Kirk (infant); one sister, Lerlene Henson Coplen; one nephew, Ricky Henson; and one niece, Peggy Wadsworth.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with Rev. George Culp and Rev. Jack Kee officiating.

Graveside services followed at Union Ridge Cemetery in Aurora.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Union Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY 42025.

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