Evelyn L. Coen

  • BORN: February 17, 1923
  • DIED: April 6, 2016
  • LOCATION: Higginsville, Missouri

Evelyn L. Coen, 93, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.

Born Saturday, February 17, 1923 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Wegener and the late Rebecca Kuster Wegener.

Evelyn lived most of her life in Higginsville. She and Edward E. Coen were married on July 7, 1937; he preceded her in death on October 3, 1979. Also preceded in death was one son, James E. Coen, three brothers, Virgil, Melvin and Gilbert Wegener, two sisters, Blondena Niemeyer and Mildred Pragman, two granddaughters and 2 great grandchildren.

Evelyn's love of cooking was evident as she cooked in many area restaurants then owned and operated Main Street Cafe until 1978. She continued to work as a cook at Camelot Inn in Higginsville, retiring from there in 2000. Evelyn passed along her cooking skills to her seven children which continues today. Evelyn also enjoyed dancing and attended local dances with friends for many years.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald D. (Joan) Coen of Higginsville, MO, Douglas (Melody) Coen of Higginsville, MO and Rockney G. (Sara) Coen of Higginsville, MO, three daughters, Darlene Overstreet of Higginsville, MO, Rebecca (Vaughn) Delozier of Warrensburg, MO and Deborah Motley of Higginsville, MO; 30 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Hoefer Chapel located at 1600 Main St. Higginsville, Missouri 64037 with the Pastor Marcus Jauss officiating. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Sharon Pragman will provide the music with Brandi Gore as vocalist. Interment will be in City Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Hoefer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Preferred Hospice of Missouri N.W.206 S. 12th St. Lexington, MO 64067.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com

  • April 08, 2016
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Hoefer Chapel
  • 1600 Main St.
  • Higginsville, MO 64037
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • April 09, 2016
    2:00 PM
  • Hoefer Chapel
  • 1600 Main St.
  • Higginsville, MO 64037
  • Get Directions
  • Saturday April 09 2016
  • City Cemetery
  • Higginsville, MO 64037
  • Get Directions


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