Catherine Madaleine Coons, daughter of the late George Nowak and Adela Nartowiez Nowak, was born July 19, 1925, in Mineola, New York. She died Aug. 11, 2007, in Brockwell, Ark. at the age of 82 years.
She was united in marriage to Roy D. Coons in Flora Park, New York, on Nov. 5, 1944, and to this union two children were born.She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Catherine was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village.She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Cunningham of Brockwell; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Gail Coons of West Babylon, New York; eight grandchildren, James III, Stephanie, Alexandra, Anastasia, Amanda, Lorraine, Wayne II and Jason; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two sisters, Stella Turack and Frances Jablonski; two brothers, Stanley Choinski and Chester Choinski.Funeral Mass was held Aug. 16 at St Michael's, Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. Burial followed at Cunningham Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Mailstop 505, Memphis, TN 38105.