Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Geraldine C. "Jerry" Coons, 91, St. Marys, died March 21, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Johnstown, N.Y., to W. Harold and Jennie Woolrich Calderwood. On March 1, 1947, she married James S. Coons, who died in 1980.
Surviving are two sons, James (Sheryl) Coons Jr., New Bremen, and John Coons, California; two brothers, Richard (Deb) Calderwood and Donald Calderwood, New York; a former daughter-in-law, Mary, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two grandsons.
She was valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from the Syracuse University College of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in Manlius, N.Y. She also volunteered at St. Marys Hospital in Roswell, N.M.
A memorial service will be held at Otterbein St. Marys at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Otterbein St. Marys Benevolent Care Fund.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is handling the arrangements.