Dorothy Coon


Dorothy J. Coon, 76, of Columbus, died at 9:32 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Dorothy was born May 18, 1940, in Columbus, the daughter of Morris Ruddick and Dorothy Kintner Ruddick Haddix. She married Jerry E. Coon Feb. 14, 1959, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1996.

She was a member of East Columbus Christian Church and was the secretary at Columbus Christian School for over 20 years.

She is survived by her son, Thomas L. (Sue) Coon of Columbus; daughter, Susan G. (Wayne) Carnes of Franklin; brother, Robert (Ann) Ruddick of Chester, Montana; sister, Sharon (Archie) Spangler of Columbus; brother, Stephen Ruddick of Indiana; grandchildren, Roderick S. (Joss) Morales of Taylorsville, Feliz N. Anderson of Franklin, Adaliz G. (David) Owens of Franklin and Dominick R. Morales of Franklin; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Anderson of Franklin and Jonan and Maia Morales of Taylorsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Deborah Joan Coon; and step-father, Gerald Haddix.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Larry Coon officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until service time Thursday. Burial will take place in Garland Brook Cemetery.

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Memorials may be made the East Columbus Christian Church.