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Beverly Jean Coon

May 15, 1933 - November 24, 2019


Beverly Jean Coon, 86, of Lansing, formerly of Owosso passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at her sons home in Eaton Rapids. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00pm at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00am until the service.

Beverly was born on May 5, 1933 in Owosso, Michigan to the late Paul and Emily J. (Mitchell) Gerlitz. She graduated from Owosso High School in the class of 1951 and attended Davenport Business College, graduating in 1953. Beverly worked for Fisher Body in the paint department, she also worked as a deli manager and head meat wrapper. In May of 1954 Beverly married William Elvin Coon at the Owosso United Methodist Church and together they raised four children. She enjoyed collecting dolls and antiques, and she also enjoyed any time she could spend with her family.

Beverly is survived by her children; Cynthia Ann Coon, Douglas (Cheri) Coon, Stephen (Lan) Coon, and Diana Coon, her grandchildren; Stacy (Zach) Conroy, and Doug (Becky) David, also her only sister, Betty Whiting of Jackson, TN.

She was predeceased by her mother in 1982, her father in 1950 and her husband William in 2009.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Coons name are suggested to McLaren Hospice.