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Mr. John R. Koons
  • Zion Lutheran Church
    6513 West 300 South
    New Palestine, IN 46163

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“Our deepest sympathy for your loss. John was a gentle man with a wry sense of humor who loved his family and was a good friend. He had a ready...Read More »
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John R. Koons, 84, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at his New Palestine residence.

The son of Walter J. and Mary H. (Eberhardt) Koons, John was born Monday, June 26, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

John graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, earning the WW II Victory Ribbon. A chemist, John retired in 1989 from Eli Lilly and Company, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Chemical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. (Brandt) Koons of New Palestine; children, Katherine Morrison (Brett) of Greenfield, Christopher Koons (Jackie) of Indianapolis and Rebecca Paul (Jack) of New Palestine; brothers, Robert Koons (Mary Ann) and Kenneth Koons, both of Indianapolis; six grandsons and two granddaughters.

Memorial services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church – 6513 West 300 South - New Palestine, Indiana 46163. Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions may be made to the church.