Letha Elizabeth Reed Coon

   Services for Letha Elizabeth Reed Coon, 96 of Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan.  8, 2015 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Sam DeVille officiating.  She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler.
   Letha went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Tyler.  She was born Oct. 21, 1918 in Vernon to the late Frederick William Reed and Martha Thurston Chapman Reed.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester A. Coon; son, Owen R. Coon; sisters, Adelyn Reed Hicks and Mary Ellen Reed Liles Grubbs, and brother, Fred W. Reed, Jr.
   She is survived by her daughter, Sharonne Coon Barton and husband, Gilbert Barton of Chandler; granddaughters, Charmaine Barton of Garland, Christina Barton Myers and husband, John Myers of Bullard, Elizabeth Coon and Laura Coon of Austin; great-granddaughter, Alyssa and husband, Eric Duffy of Houston.
   Mrs. Coon was an active member of Tyler’s Art Scene for many years.  She held membership in the Tyler Day Lily Society and was well known for her Iris gardens.  She was a housewife and homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.  She was a charter member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

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