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Rose Josephine "Jo" Coon Smith
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1920
Fayette County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1990
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

Mrs. Rose Josephine Smith, 69, of Hometown, Putnam County, died Oct. 12, 1990, in St. Francis Hospital. She was a native of Boomer and a 33-year resident of Hometown. She was a member of Hometown Church of God Mission. Surviving: husband, Basil O. Smith, Sr.; daughters, Nancy Kelly of Eleanor, Mary Lou Hicks(deceased) of Nitro; son, Basil O. Jr. of Hometown; sisters Gladys Cobb of Hometown; brothers, James Coon of Nitro, William Robert Coon of Carolina; six grandchildren.

Basil O Smith, 23, married Josephine Coon, 19, on March 30, 1940 at Rock Branch Church in Putnam County, WV. Married by Simon A Craigo. His parents were Boyd Smith & Iva DeWeese Smith. He was born in Putnam County, WV and lived in Putnam County at Poca. Her parents were Arnold Coon & May Cook Coon. She was born in Kanawha County, WV and lived in Putnam County at Plymouth.
I have corrected the spelling of "Coon" in the marriage annoucement. -Bill Coon
Family links: 
  Clarence Arnold Coon (1894 - 1954)
  Mary Katherine Cook Coon (1894 - 1959)
  Basil Owen Smith (1917 - 1996)*
  Basil Owen Smith (____ - 2012)*
  Mary Lou Smith Hicks (1945 - 2007)*
  George Wesley Coon*
  Rose Josephine Coon Smith (1920 - 1990)
  William Robert Coon (1922 - 2002)*
  James B. Coon (1924 - 1998)*
  Gladys R Coon Cobb (1927 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Combined, flat bronze plaque reading, Josephine and Basil Smith
Note: To the far left as you drive in the cemetery. Follow the walk way to end and around the statue. Then about 20 feet on the right.
Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens
Red House
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Bill Coon
Record added: Sep 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76214705
Rose Josephine Jo <i>Coon</i> Smith
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Added by: Dr. James M. Owston
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Love & miss you Mama Jo!
- Stacey Hicks-Jones
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013

- Brack
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012

- Billy
 Added: Dec. 13, 2011

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