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Thomas Blakely Coan, Jr

  • Birth 12 Dec 1948 Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 7 May 2008 Olney, Richland County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Wendelin, Clay County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 26690090

Thomas Blakely Coan Jr., 59, of Olney, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Mr. Coan was born December 12, 1948, in Champaign, the son of Thomas Blakely Sr. and Elizabeth Ann (Kessler) Coan. He married Linda Kocher on April 17, 2008. She survives.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran for 20 years, attaining the rank of CW04, and had served as a drill instructor. He served in Desert Storm and was a correctional officer in Robinson and Lawrenceville, where he served as a Major. He was currently serving as a Richland County Correctional Officer. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed family and friends. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Coan is survived by his wife, Linda Coan; mother, Elizabeth Ann Coan; son, Thomas Blakely Coan III; sister, Cindy Huckel; brothers, Glenn, Charlie, Joseph Coan, and Daniel Coan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation was at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney and at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin.

Funeral services were held at the church with Rev. Father David Braun officiating.

Burial with full military rites was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin.

Memorials to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.


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  • Created by: Lady In Black
  • Added: 8 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26690090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Blakely Coan, Jr (12 Dec 1948–7 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26690090, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Wendelin, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lady In Black (contributor 46799457) .