Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Charles Allen Coon, 65, of Chillicothe died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Aug. 22, 1947, in Peoria to Carl and Marie (Foster) Coon, he married JoAnne Krueger on Nov. 30, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.

Surviving is his daughter, Holly (Luke) Wirtz of Peoria; one son, Jeff (Casey) Kimler of Chillicothe; and three grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Susan Freebold of Hendersonville, N.C.

He graduated from Illinois Valley Central High School in 1965 and attended Bradley University graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a conductor.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are in care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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