Sue Coons

February 9, 1923 - January 23, 2020

Della “Sue” Coons, age 96, of New Prague, died peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation and Care Center.  Sue was born on February 9, 1923 in Romney, West Virginia to William J. and Priscilla Margaret (Barnes) Mayhew.  She graduated from Romney High School, attended business college in Cumberland, Maryland for a year, and then entered the Women’s Army Corp from 1945 – 1948.  She moved to Austin, MN after her military service and married Eugene Coons in 1968 in Maryland while on vacation.  She raised her three children in Austin, primarily as a wonderful mother and homemaker, but during periods of her life, she also cooked at a nursing home and restaurants.  She moved to Millpond Apartments in New Prague in 1987 when her daughter-in-law returned to work and became a primary caregiver for her grandchildren.  She  served as the assistant manager for a number of years at Millpond.  Sue was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, and walking.  Her family was always Sue’s first and most important priority and she loved nothing more than time with spent with them.


Sue is survived by her children, Margaret (Rollie) Newton of Underwood, IA, Vern (Mary Jo) Coons of New Prague, Terry (Jon) Day of Winterville, NC; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine (Chuck) Foster of Colorado Springs, CO, Polly Timbrook of Romney, West Virginia; brother, William (Debbie) Mayhew of Romney, West Virgina; sister-in-law, Nadine (Ronnie) Pogones of Austin, MN; special friend, Terry Murtaugh of New Prague.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene in 1985; sisters, Glenna Mayhew & Lou Cutlip.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Community Baptist Church in New Prague at 10:00 AM with Pastor John Stephens officiating.  Visitation will take place from 9 – 10 AM at church, followed by lunch. Burial will occur at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery that afternoon where military honors will be conducted.

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Christy Gibbs

I am so very sorry for your loss. Vern and MaryJo, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Losing a parent is so terrifically difficult. May the angels surround both her and you and your entire family.

Karen Coons

Dear Margaret, Vern & Terry, I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of the times spent with her and Nadine. My prayers are with you. Love Karen Coons

Linda Cutlip Cather

Marg, Vern, and Terry,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Sue. As hard as the loss is, it’s a comfort to know she is not suffering anymore and is in the presence of God. What a reunion that must be going on in Heaven!!
Sending prayers, hugs, and love to each of you.

Laird Pogones

So Sorry, I really miss those years a long time ago that we all would get together at the farm for Christmas. We’re praying for you during this difficult time. God bless you, Vern, Margaret, and Terri.

Brenda Lewis

So very sorry for the loss of Aunt Sue. I know Mom will miss talking with her, bur we also know how happy she is right now, I will keep your family in my prayers. May God Bless each one and give you the comfort you need. Vern , Terri, and Margaret

Fred Cutlip

Dear cousins, so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Sue, now her and mom are back together forever. Are praying for you all that God would comfort, as only He can.

Judy Hott

Marg, Vern and Terry, we are so sorry for your loss. Mom was so glad that she was able to talk with Aunt Sue just a few days ago. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Terry Day

Thank you Judy. Please give my love and condolences to your dear mama as well.