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Coenen, Mary Ann Elizabeth (Schmitz) (1934 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/21/2021 at 19:06:44

Name of deceased: Mary Ann Elizabeth Coenen (nee Schmitz)

Aged: 87 yrs, 4 mo, 21 days

Residence: Avoca Specialty Care, Avoca, IA

Born: Jan. 21, 1934; rural Earling, Shelby County, IA

Died: June 11, 2021; Avoca Specialty Care, Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Earling, IA; burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earling, IA

Survived by: Husband of 66 years, Virgil Coenen of Harlan, IA; children, Cheri (spouse, Steve) Long of Harlan, IA, Gary (spouse, Becky) Coenen of Burlington Junction, MO, Geralyn (spouse, Randy) Greer of Harlan, IA, Ron (spouse, Mimi) Coenen of Waterloo, IA, and Amy (spouse, Darell) Butcher of Altoona, IA; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Arlene (spouse, Wayne) Justice of Manning, IA, and Gail Schmitz of Avoca, IA; sister-in-law, Sandy Schmitz of Des Moines, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Hugo and Augusta (nee Block) Schmitz; son, Kevin Coenen; siblings, Donnie Schmitz and Jerry Schmitz

Education: Attended country school before going to St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Earling, IA

Religious affiliation: Baptized, confirmed, and lifetime member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earling, IA; member, Catholic Daughters of the Americas - 266 Court St. Katherine

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Virgil Coenen; Nov. 23, 1954; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earling, Shelby County, IA

Employment: After finishing high school, she worked at Farner’s Department Store in Harlan, IA; Mary Ann worked at Head Start Daycare and cooked for the Earling (IA) Senior Center meal site; started work doing laundry at Little Flower Haven Nursing Home, Earling, IA, until she completed necessary classes and then became the activities director; she and Virgil were instrumental in founding St. Joseph’s Parish Bingo and continued to participate weekly for many years

Hobbies/Interests: Loved music and would play the piano after church on Saturday evenings and have her family sing along; also enjoyed reading; loved Christmas; made the best cinnamon rolls; was always present to support her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their activities.

Sources: harlanonline.com; pauleyjones.com


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