William E. Koons, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio died peacefully 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence. His wife, of 66 years, Betty Jo Partington Koons, survives. They were married May 10, 1945. Mr. Koons was born August 29, 1925 in Sidney, Ohio, son of the late Arthur and Nellie Koons. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Koons retired from Reb Plastics in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the American Legion. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family, and his dog, Pepper.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Koons is survived by two sons, Steven (Nancy) Koons of Kettering, Ohio and William (Kim) Koons II of Miami, Florida; four grandchildren, Katya Koons of Florida, Stephanie Koons of Kettering, Ohio, Mikaela Koons of Florida, and Leigh Waters of Louisiana; and three great grandchildren, Emily Kracht of Florida, Olivia Kracht of Florida, and Onna Waters of Florida. In addition to his parents, a brother, Robert Koons, and two sisters, Mary Nelle Moyer and Kathryn Hartman, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Dr. Inwood, Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence, Dialysis of Wilmington, and Community Care Hospice for the care that Mr. Koons received.