PALMYRA Myrtle Z. Koons, 83, died Friday, June 15, 2012, in Lebanon, at the home of her son. She was the widow of Herbert E. Koons, who died January 14, 2000. Born in Derry Twp., on August 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ruth (Patrick) Zern. She attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church Lebanon, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed taking care of people. She is survived by sons, Herbert E. Koons, Jr. of Greenbackville, Va., and Duane, husband of Sheri Koons of Lebanon; grandchildren, Shelby, D.J., and Corey Koons; three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Bush of Manheim, Edith, wife of Carl Miller of Palmyra, and Joanne, wife of Ronald Maulfair of Cleona; brother, Martin, husband of Nancy Zern of Palmyra; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Samuel and Harry Zern. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Missionary Fund" of Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon, PA 17042. Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 16, 2012