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Services for Robert Merrill (Bobby) Koons, 38, of Knoxville, died of a heart attack Wednesday, April
29, 1992 at Knoxville Area Community Hospital were held May 4 at Evans-McCleery
Funeral Home. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Rev. Philip Cardenzana officiated
at the services. Music was provided by Merrill Womach.

Casketbearers were Paul Wheeland, Tommy DeMoss, Randy Koons, David Bennett, Lonnie
Koons and Gary Fuller.

Bobby was born on Feb. 9, 1954, in Oskaloosa, the son of Howard and Hildreth Willey
Koons. He attended Knoxville School and Des Moines Area Community College. He served
with the United States Army from 1971 to 1973.

Bobby married Theresa Jones on Oct. 22, 1971, in Unionville, Mo. They have lived
in Knoxville their entire married life. Bobby was employed by the Veterans Hospital
in Knoxville for ten years, first as a registered nurse and for the past two years
in the engineering department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother.

He is survived by his wife of Knoxville; two daughters, Joey Ann and Robbie Jean,
both of Knoxville; four brothers, Marion of Dora, Mo., Norman of Pleasantville,
Leland of Tracy and Lyle of Knoxville; six sisters and their husbands, Connie and
Charles Dunfree, Phyllis, and LeRoy Clare both of Tucson, Ariz., Carley DeMoss of
Des Moines, Gwen and Charles Bly of Swan, Karen and Jack Heaton, and Correne and
Randy Bennett both of Knoxville and many other relatives and friends

Memorials may be made to his children.