Robert Koons, 77, formerly of Rising Sun

Robert Edward Koons, 77, of Ekron, KY,(formerly of Rising Sun) passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at his residence. Bob was born in Switzerland County, IN on November 14, 1945, a son of the late Edith Martha (Walton) Koons and Cecil Shaw Koons. He was a 1964 graduate of Momence High School in Momence, IL. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines as a Sgt. during the Vietnam War. While in service Bob received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Mast and Rifle Marksmanship Badge. He worked for several years for the Bayer Corporation in Addyston, OH. Bob married Linda P. (Chappell) Koons on December 11, 1965, in Summitville, IN. Bob and Linda were married for over 57 years until his passing. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ for many years. Bob enjoyed woodworking, farming, and spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Linda Koons, of Ekron, KY; by his daughters, Cassandra L. Wilson (Todd), of Ekron, KY and Aboli M. Gleason (Bryce), of Louisville, KY;  by his sons, Robert S. Koons (Connie), of LaGrange, KY and Matthew S. Koons (Belkis), of Villa Hills, KY; by 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by four sisters, Mary Lou Weller (Coy), of IL;  Sue McCardle, of Rising Sun, IN;  Beverly Hillman (Tim), of Rising Sun, IN and  Patricia Carter (Bob), of Rising Sun, IN; by two brothers, Jerry Koons (Barb), of Rising Sun, IN and Wayne Koons (Carol), of Searcy, AK and by several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and by his daughter Lindsay Rima Koons.Funeral services will be 12:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Visitation will be 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24th at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Holt International Children’s Services PO Box 2880 Eugene, OR 97402, or Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation PO Box 5202 Cincinnati, OH 45201.