June 19, 1924 - March 3, 2018
Gladys Ogsbury Koon, 93, of Asheville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence in Givens Estates. Born June 19, 1924 in Bronxville, NY, she was daughter of the late William and Mary Ogsbury. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ethen S. Koon; sons, Dr. Richard E. Koon and James Timothy Koon and sisters, Jeanette Webb of Raleigh and Dorothy Burtis of Southern Pines. Gladys loved to travel and was very competitive with anything sports related. She was an active bowler, bridge player, and a diehard Duke basketball fan. Gladys won multiple golf championships in Western North Carolina and was a two-time winner of the North Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Championship. When she wasn’t playing golf, she was serving her community through her church, Trinity Episcopal or Meals on Wheels where she was a volunteer for over 30 years. We are very blessed to have had her as our mother and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Surviving family members are her twin sister, Phyllis Shanahan of Columbus, OH; sons, William and his wife, Cindy of Supply, NC, Fred and his wife, Michelle of Arden and Christopher and his wife, Melynda of Simpsonville, SC.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Gladys be made to Meals on Wheels, Four Seasons Hospice or a charity of choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Chelsea Koon (granddaughter), Lucinda Morgan and LaShelba Pearcy for their endless service and commitment for our mother’s comfort over the last several years.
Gladys Ogsbury Koon, 93, of Asheville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence in Givens Estates. Born June 19, 1924 in Bronxville, NY, she was daughter of the late William and Mary Ogsbury. She was also preceded in... View Obituary & Service Information
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