Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Coan, of Wendelin, Illinois, passed away at 10:11 AM – Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM – Monday, February 15, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, Illinois, with Fr. Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the church and 1 hour before the mass. In loving memory of Betty, memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Youth Ministry 5782 Ingraham Lane Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Elizabeth Ann, better known as “Betty” was born on October 28, 1930, in Clay County, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin and Helen (Kuenstler) Kessler. She married Thomas B. Coan on June 17, 1948, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1994.
Betty was a homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, Illinois. She was enjoyed quilting, gardening, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Betty is survived by: Children – Cindy (Darrell) Huchel of Olney, Illinois; Glenn (Linda) Coan of Olney, Illinois; Charlie (Mary Beth) Coan of Wendelin, Illinois; Joseph (Kate) Coan of Charlestown, Indiana; Daniel (Pamela) Coan of Worden, Illinois, Brothers – Carl (Judy) Kessler of Dundas, Illinois; Leonard (Norma) Kessler of Ingraham, Illinois; Benard Kessler of Quincy, Illinois and Hugh (Frances) Kessler of Clay City, Illinois, 12 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Thomas B. Coan, Jr; brother Paul “Zeke” Kessler; sisters Freida Kessler, Erma Rauch, Gertrude Rauch and Carolyn Frohning.