Linda Diane (Taylor) Coon was born September 23, 1947, in Clinton, IL to Delores and Gail Taylor. She passed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio.
She lived in Decatur, Il and was married to Jerry L Coon for 23 years. She raised two children, Richard C. and Michelle Coon.
She retired from Fed Ex as an account executive; was a member of Delta Nu Alpha transportation Fraternity, and was a Stephen Minister at Epworth United Methodist Church. Linda was an avid golfer and volunteer, a member of the Emmaus community, loving leader in her singles group at Epworth and she loved cooking and crafting.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and faithful companion, George.
Surviving members of her family are her son, Ric; daughter, Michelle; sisters, Jodie, Kathy and brother, Kerman; nieces, Tanya, Crystal, Jamie, Jennifer and her chosen family, Scott and Margie Smith and family and her dogs, Nikki and Sammy. - Toledo Blade, December 1, 2014.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Linda Diane Taylor Coon passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 2014. Linda's funeral will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 10:00 at Epworth UMC, with lunch to follow.
Linda Taylor was in the Girls Glee Club her freshman year at MacArthur High School in Decatur, Illinos, a member of the Homecoming Decorations Committee as a sophomore, Officer Messenger as a junior, and a Junior Typist as a senior. After graduation from Mac in 1965, she studied at Parkland College.
From 1994 through 2010, Linda worked at American Freightways and FedEx Freight.
Linda at our 46th Year MacArthur High School Reunion, 2011.
Our condolences to her family and friends.
As her niece Tanya Flowers wrote me: "When I was a child, the family always gathered at Aunt Linda's house for Thanksgiving day, losing her yesterday reminded us all of those wonderful memories. Aunt Linda is already greatly missed."
Linda's formal obituary has been published and follows: