Helena Coons Hogg, formerly a resident of Keepsake Village in Columbus, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
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Helena was career-oriented and after graduating from Brownstown High School in 1938 she took classes at Indiana Business College. Following completion of her coursework, she was employed by Reeves Pulley Co., Noblitt Sparks (later Arvin), Cosco, Irwin Management and later Cummins Inc., where she retired as an executive assistant in 1978. She also took business administration courses at Indiana University in conjunction with her work at Cummins. Later, Helena embarked on another career in interior decorating, which had been of great interest to her throughout the years. She worked at Thompson Furniture Co. and started her own interior design consulting service.
Born May 17, 1921, near Brownstown, she was the daughter of Horace F. and Vera Cope Gray.
Throughout her professional life, Helena was blessed to have had the companionship and support of two wonderful husbands. Helena married Charles E. Coons of Columbus in 1944. They were actively involved in buying and selling property, attending church activities and traveling. Following Charles' death in 1992, she met and later married Hubert H. Hogg, also of Columbus, in 1993. They enjoyed their
post-retirement years with gardening, landscaping, interior decorating and traveling. They were also active at New Hope Christian Church, where Hubert had been a member for many years. He died in July 2012.
Survivors include her son, Stephen A. Coons; Hubert's five children, Renny Davis, Selena Sawyer, Michael Hogg, Richard Hogg and Daniel Hogg; two extraordinary grandchildren, Monica D. (Brian) Anderson, Franklin, and Todd A. Coons, Columbus; and three delightful great-grandchildren, Max, Reld, and Graham Anderson. In addition, she enjoyed getting to know Hubert's grandchildren, including Megan Peters of Brownstown; nieces, Jennifer Coons and Ann Gray Gibson; and nephews William and Thomas Gray and Craig Coons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Horace D. Gray; a nephew, Robert Gray; and her husbands.
Calling hours will be at the Four Seasons Chapel, 1901 Taylor Road, Columbus, from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday. A private funeral service will be held later in the afternoon and burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorials may be given to the
, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the donor's choice of organizations.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.
Arrangements handled by Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street, Columbus.
Published in Tribune from May 20 to May 24, 2013