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, Ontario, Canada.

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 about $20,000.

Arrangements Incomplete

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 in Celina.

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


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