Odelva A. Coon

June 10, 1932 ‒ December 05, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Odelva A. Coon, age 86, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 10, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of William and Olive (Carpenter) Ridenbaugh.

Odelva retired in 1997 after 28 years of employment with Jeld-Wen in Mount Vernon.  She was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555, Amvets Post #95 and Veterans of Foreign Wars #4027.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, but she was also a stern parent and wasn’t afraid to discipline her children to teach them how to treat others with respect and dignity.  Odelva was a faithful and loyal wife to her husband Leonard A. Coon Jr. for 56 years and most often where one of them could be found, the other was not far behind.  She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Odelva is survived by her two sons; Eritt Coon of Mount Vernon and Brad (Joan) Coon of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Corby (Brittany) Coon, Craig Coon, Shad Bevington, Lori (Mark) Briegel and Nick (Kelsey Mulpas) Coon; five great grandchildren, Camden, Colin, Courtney, Lyndsay and Brooklyn.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard A. Coon Jr., a sister, Bessie Clinedinst and a brother, William “Sonny” Ridenbaugh.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 beginning at 12 noon at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Odelva’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Odelva A. Coon.

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  • The Coon family,

    Sorry for your loss. Odelva was a great lady. Prayers will be with her family.

    Jeff and Susan Combs

  • Sorry to hear of Odelva’s passing. Bowled with her for years and I will always remember her. Prayers for the entire family.

  • Eritt. Brad and Families,
    Roger and I send our deepest sympathy to at this time along with our thoughts and prayers.

  • Eritt and family,

    I am sorry for your loss, losing our parent isn’t easy. We have learned and listened to them for so long. May god open his arms and welcome her as a new angel.
    May god give you the strength to endure through this journey.

  • Coon Family,
    I want to send my condolences from Nebraska to you. Odevla was an amazing woman and she will be greatly missed by all.

  • Brad , So sorry about the loss of your mother… I worked with her many years ago at Wenco, what a great lady she was..

  • Brad,
    May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of the loss of your mother.

    Russ and Judy Jasko

  • Brad, Joan and boys,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will be thinking of you.

  • Sorry for your loss. Odelva was my cousin I am Lauradee (Carpenter) Harris’s daughter Karen (Harris) Biglin. I wish I could have made it to the showing. Would love to see the family and get the family together its been a long time.

    Karen Biglin

  • The Coon family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I helped care for her at Eastern Star and I quickly came to love Odevla. She was such a kind, thoughtful lady. I’ll miss her and never forget her.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Odelva will be sadly missed by so many. Great memories are shared, Odelva and mom ( Lois ) had a lot of great times. Thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. All of you are in our prayers.

  • Eritt and Brad,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was one of my absolute favorites and I would go over to the neighborhoods and visit her often. She was so sweet and this breaks my heart. Big hugs to both of you.