Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Roger R. Koons, 69, of 303 Orchard Drive, St. Marys, died at 7:18 p.m. July 27, 2009, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born March 6, 1940, in St. Marys to Norman "Pete" and Rachel Stewart Koons. On July 27, 1963, he married Diane S. Haney, who survives.
Other survivors are, two daughters, Heidi (Daniel) Lemmerman and Heather (Carl) Moeller, and a son, Tim (Mary) Koons, all of St. Marys; a sister, Karen (Lou) Dimitroff, Vienna, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St.Marys, where he was employed as a chemical engineer. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Indiana Technical Institute, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys
Calling is 24 and 68 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys and after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association for cancer research or the Epilepsy Foundation.