Janet Sue Andrews Coen, 67, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She left us while sleeping peacefully at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Golconda.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the service hour Saturday at the church.
Janet will be fondly remembered by family and friends as an avid reader, a distinguished seamstress and quilter, author, world traveler, amateur archeologist, business manager, proud patriot and loving mother. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family on her famous "Great Adventures."
Born in Decatur, eldest daughter of Lloyd and the late M. Jean Myers Andrews, she was the beloved wife of S. Daniel Coen of Golconda for over 48 years; and the much loved mother of Brenda and Michael George of Springfield, Missouri, Melissa and Daniel LaRose of Illinois, Amy and Guido Schlabitz of Harrisburg, Paul and Maggie Coen of Carbondale and the late Carolyn Louise Coen of Mesa, Arizona.
She was also the cherished grandmother of Quinton, Ryan, Sara and the late Mary Elizabeth George, Kirin and Kai Schlabitz, and Emmerson LaRose; the great-grandmother of Scarlett and Skylar George; and the dearest sister of Sandra Jean and Allen Gookin of Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice in lieu of flowers.