Monday, February 6th, 2012
Brianna Elizabeth Coon, 17, Rockford, died Feb. 4, 2012, after her car went off a rural Putnam County road and into a pond near Ottoville.
She was born May 28, 1994, in Van Wert, to James F. Coon and Diana (Smith) Rissner, who survive.
Also surviving are a step-father, Jason Rissner of Rockford; four brothers, Nicholas Coon, Jonathon Stegaman, and Zachary and Zavier Rissner, all of Rockford; her paternal grandmother, Lois Coon of Van Wert, her maternal grandmother, Cindy Fox, Lancaster; and step-grandparents, Henry and Mary Gingrich, Fremont, Ind.
Deceased are her paternal grandfather, Charles Coon, and an aunt, Tracy Coon.
She was a junior at Parkway High School and was a student at Vantage Vocational School in Van Wert. She was a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at Vantage, a member of the Haiti Interact Club and had been a member of the Parkway Bowling Team. She was employed at the McDonald's in Van Wert.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. Cremation will take place after the services.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the family for an educational fund for Brianna's brothers.
Condolences may be sent at ketchamripley.com.