MAROA -- Betty Jane Coen, 94, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Maroa, Illinois, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Oaks Senior Living Center in Cumming, Georgia.
Betty was born November 15, 1924 in Gibson City, Illinois, the daughter of Chris and Alice (Lohmeyer) Borchers. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1946 and was a school teacher at Maroa-Forsyth High School, retiring after 42 years of teaching. She was a member of the Maroa United Methodist Church. Betty married John F. Coen on June 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1979.
Betty leaves behind her daughter, Martha (Greg) Pease of Cumming, Georgia, son John F. Coen, Jr. (Vickie) of Pana, grandsons Chris Coen of Mt. Auburn, Matt (Theresa) Coen of Chicago, Joe (Merla) Coen of Mt. Pulaski, and one great-grandchild, Avery.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Services to celebrate Betty's life will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Maroa United Methodist Church, 202 N. Walnut St., Maroa. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Dawson and Wikoff North Chapel in Decatur. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. Memorials to Maroa-Forsyth School District Foundation are suggested.Arrangements by Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, 4020 N. Water St., Decatur. View the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
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