Koons, Peggy

Written by David Green.

Peggy A. Koons, 68, of Poultney, Vt., died June 30, 2007, from complications of multiple myeloma and renal failure.

She was born May 22, 1939, in Delta, Ohio, the daughter of Clifford and Chula (Wilcox) Baker. She married Rev. R. Paul Koons, whom she met while attending Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. They were married Sept. 6, 1959.

Peggy was a graduate of Delta High School. She enjoyed music and served as organist, choir accompanist and choir director in Morenci and Livonia, Mich., Swanton and Delta, Ohio, and Bernardston, Mass.

She served as clerk/treasurer for the town of Delta, Ohio. Her hobbies included designing and creating award-winning parade floats in Delta, as well as decorations for the bazaar in Bernardston, Mass. She was a member of the Board of Organized Work at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass., and volunteered in the gift shop, the day surgery unit, and served as vice president.

Besides her husband of 47 years, Peggy is survived by a daughter, Michelle (and Patrick); a son, Christopher (and Corelle); a grandson, Charles; a brother, Gary (and Jenny); and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of Peggy’s life is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 9 at the United Church of Bernardston in Bernardston, Mass., with Rev. Raymond Medeiros officiating. Interment will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Fund at the United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Mass. 01337.

Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, Mass., handled the arrangements.

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