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Gary Coon

July 12, 1940 — October 17, 2017

Lifelong Goodland, Kansas resident Gary Gene Coon, 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland.

Gary was born on July 12, 1940 in Goodland, KS to Robert and Clela (Beecham) Coon.  He was an only child to this marriage.  After Clela’s death in 1954, Gary’s father married Dorothy Gillum, who brought into the family three more children.  Gary attended school in Goodland and graduated from Sherman County High School in 1958.  On November 4, 1959, he married Karen Ilene Beeson in Goodland, and to this union, two children; Lonnie and Lori were born.

Gary was a crop consultant for many area farmers for many years.  He was a member of the Goodland Elks Lodge #1528.  He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and spending time with his coffee buddies.  He was also a charter member in the High Plains Rooster Pheasants Forever Club.  His main pride and joy were his grandchildren and looking forward to meeting his great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving family members include his wife Karen of the home in Goodland, son Lonnie Coon and his wife Brenda, and daughter Lori Leonard and her husband David all of Goodland.  He is also survived by four grandchildren Levi Coon, Katelyn Murray and her husband David, Micheal Leonard, and Megan Voth and her husband JJ; one great granddaughter Kasandra Murray and one great grandchild due in February.  He is also survived by two step brothers, Gary Gillum and his wife Clara, and Jim Gillum; and one step sister Deb Crouch and her husband Craig.

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and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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