Markus Lee Coonce 80 of St. Bernice passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital. Mr. Coonce was born in St. Bernice on August 20, 1933 the son of the late Bert and Lillian Coonce. Mr. Coonce was retired from the Milwaukee Rail Road and the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus F. Coonce and sister, Janice Yates. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Bettie L. (Hixon) Coonce,; daughter, Terri Potter of St. Perince; son, Tony (T.J.) Coonce of St. Bernice; foster sons, Jim McDonald, Jim Wallace; grandchildren, Kenna Pearman, Kenzie Clough, Brea Wright, Tony Coonce Jr. and Brittany Coonce, Tammy Mancourt, Justin McDonald, Chris Bridges, Larry Barbour and Bronson Moody. He is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (16362 N 2300th St
Chrisman, IL 61924) at 2:30 (Eastern Time) with Rev. Bill Duke Officating
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) Till time of services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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