MRS. JOSEPH COONS FATALLY HURT IN CRASH
Husband Hurt In Mishap On Ontario Road
Accident Occurs As Truck Jackknifes In Front Of Auto
Mrs. Mary Lou Coons, 30, wife of Joseph Coons, 41, of Nevada, was fatally injured
about midday Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident eight miles west of Chatham,
Dies In Hospital
Mrs. Coons died two hours after the accident at St. Joseph's hospital in
Chatham. Her injuries were not learned here.
Mr. Coons also was hospitalized with chest injuries and severe shock, but
his condition this morning at the same hospital was reported as satisfactory. It
is believed he will be able to return home by auto today or tomorrow.
The accident occurred on Canadian highway 2, eight miles west of Chatham, as
Mr. and Mrs. Coons were enroute on a vacation trip to Hamilton, London and other
points in Canada and Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York.
An empty westbound semi-trailer outfit used to haul steel reportedly was
traveling west and driven by William Durocher, 38, of Windsor, Ontario.
Durocher told provincial police another transport ahead of him had suddenly
slowed, and as he (Durocher) also applied the brakes, his truck jackknifed into
the path of the Coons auto and another eastbound auto.
Neil Yaworski, 47, of Windsor, driver of the second auto involved, was taken
to St. Joseph's hospital for first aid treatment and then transferred to
Metropolitan hospital, Windsor. His injuries were described as not serious.
Both the Coons and Yaworski autos were reportedly completely wrecked and
considerable damage xxxxx xxxxx also resulted. Total damage was estimated at
The Chatham News reported today to this paper that the accident xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx of driving.
Mrs. Coons was born Mary Lou Fetters, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Fetters, March 29, 1927, in Celina. Her father is deceased. Her mother survives
June 15, 1955 she was married in Celina to Joseph Coons, who survives. Also
surviving is a daughter, Wendy, two months of age; and four step-children, Mrs.
Natalie Jo (Donald) Dannenhauer, of Nevada; and Sarah, Robert and Charles
William Coons, all at home.
Mrs. Coons taught music at the Nevada school six years. The fine high school
band was one of her favorite and best-developed projects.
Funeral arrangements, to be in charge of the Bender and Lucas funeral home
in Nevada, are not complete but will be published in this Thursday edition of
the Daily Chief-Union.
--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Wednesday, August 14, 1957
COONS RITES ARE SET FOR FRIDAY
Services To Be Conducted From Nevada Funeral Home
Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Coons, 30, of Nevada, who was fatally
injured in a highway accident near Chatham, Ontario, Canada, Tuesday, will be
conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Nevada Lutheran Church.
Rev. K. R. Roberts, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment
will be made in Nevada cemetery.
In the obituary published yesterday, the names of two surviving sisters and
a grandmother were not included. The sisters are Mrs. Gordon Hayes and
Miss Sharon Fetters, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Fellows,
all of Celina.
Friends may call at the Bender and Lucas funeral home in Nevada from
7 o'clock this Thursday evening until noon Friday when the body will be
removed to the church.
--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, August 15, 1957