James D. Coning

December 10, 1934 ‒ March 06, 2019

Galion, Ohio

James Coning lived his life by doing things the right way. He instilled that in his children and grandchildren. James Dale Coning, 84, of Crestline passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Galion Hospital.

He was born December 10, 1934 in Mt. Gilead and was the son of Clarence and Hazel (Jagger) Coning. James is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly (Fulton) Coning whom he married on January 2, 1955.

He was a graduate of Mt. Gilead High School in 1953 and served in the Air Force reserve and worked as an engineer at the former ITT/North electric and retired from CPS in Mt. Gilead.

Whether being an all-around handyman or providing anything his family needed, James did for his family. He also enjoyed bowling, airplanes, anything aviation and car shows.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca (Mark) Krietemeyer of Shelby and Rischele Johnson of Mansfield; four grandchildren, James (Brian Russell) Lozier of Marion, Jennifer (Rick) Swartz of Upper Sandusky, Jason (Jessica) Lozier of New Bremen, Ohio and Lance (partner Kae Harrington) Tasman of Columbus; eight great grandchildren, Kyle, Kamryn, Grace, Haleigh, Alex, Madi, Mara and Joel; a sister, Wanda Brenton of Portland, Ind.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Don, Richard and Charles Coning and two sisters, Ruth Tobin and Rheta Smith.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of James Coning, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • Dad I love you so much!! I admired you And am so proud to be your daughter! You did everything and anything possible for Becky and I to have anything and everything and more than we needed. We had a very happy childhood with two parents who loved us so much and blessed us with a happy life. Camping traveling and just being a family and family times.I liked making you proud of me and I always needed your advice and sought out your advice because Dad knows best! Wonderful husband dad and the coolest grandpa ever!! Spread those angel wings Dad and fly high! I can’t wait to be with you in heaven!