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Geneva A. Koons

Geneva A. Koons, 91, of Mt. Vernon died 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29, 2002, 
at her home. 

She was a renowned hairdresser and had worked in Kansas City, 
Chicago, Colorado Springs and Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Koons was born June 18, 1911, in Jefferson County to Jesse A. 
and Inez M. (Wilkerson) Reece. 

Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral 
Home. Mr. David Davenport will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. 
There will be no visitation. 

Mrs. Koons is survived by two daughters, Barbara Davenport and 
husband Bob and Joan Lowther, all of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, David 
Davenport of West Frankfort, Joan Davenport Tate and Nancy Davenport Ross, both 
of Mt. Vernon, Paul Lowther of Farmers City, Tony Lowther and Barbara “Cissy” 
Hanaga, both of Mt. Vernon; six great-grandchildren, Colter Tate and Maddie 
Ross, both of Mt. Vernon, India Lowther and Alexis Lowther, both of Bluford and 
Heidi Day and Bekah Mellow; and a niece, Brenda Kay Watts of Timewell. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Louie V. 
Reece; and one sister, Virginia Lantz. 

For those who wish memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s 
Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey 
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral 
Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time. 


Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms 


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