Hanan Eugene Koons, 89, died Feb. 1, 2013 at the Reno County Hospice House. He was born May 25, 1923 in Newville, PA, the son of Ralph and Argie Hanan Koons.
He was a 1941 graduate of Plevna High School and was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Forces. He was a retired Farmer. He was a member of the Abbyville Community Church and active with the Floyd Redd Senior Center, Plevna.
On Dec. 19, 1945 he married Ruth Lillian Wright in Santa Ana, CA, she died March 8, 1980. He later married Virginia Staples on March 21, 1981 in Plevna, KS, she died June 22, 2007. He was a longtime Plevna resident, retiring to Tucson, AZ after marrying Virginia. Following her death, he moved back to Plevna.
Survivors include two daughters; Christine Roberts and husband Steve, Plevna, Argie Staples and husband Mark, Cambridge, MA, two step-daughters; Joyce Newton (Brian), Oakland, OR, Mary Smith (Bryan), Oro Valley, AZ, sister, Vivian O’Riley, West Monroe, LA, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and his brother, Emerson.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home with Pastors Dale Levering, Cuyler Prichard and Keith Dellenbach presiding. Burial will follow in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday with the family to receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Abbyville Community Church, Hospice House or the Floyd Redd Senior Center, Plevna in care of the funeral home.