August 27, 1933 ~ September 23, 2021

Born in: Knox County, IN
Resided in: Monroe City, IN

Elizabeth Ann Coonce, 88, passed away at her residence on September 23, 2021. Ann was born on August 27, 1933 in Knox County and is the daughter of J. Clarence and Mary Annalee (Cantwell) Adams. She married Adrian Coonce on April 24, 1953, and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2003.

Ann was a 1951 graduate of Monroe City High School and went on to pursue a degree in nursing in 1955 from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing. Ann served in various capacities as a registered nurse starting with Good Samaritan Hospital on the Obstetrics unit and then with the Vincennes Orthopedic Clinic. In 1968 she became school nurse at South Knox High School and held this position until 1976. Ann was a member of the Indiana Presbyterian Church and played the piano there from the age of 14. She was a wonderful Grammy and enjoyed baking, and mushroom hunting. Ann was a great farm wife who was willing to help out any way she could and especially liked feeding everyone on the farm.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl Cantwell and her husband, Charles, Trent Coonce and his wife Trena; her sister, Mary Alice Gerhart, her grandchildren, Jessica (Rob) Hall, Josh (Sara) Cockerham, Dane (Ashley) Cantwell, Jay Cockerham, Delaney (Rhett) Baker, Darren (Jacquelyn) Cantwell, Trisha Coonce; her great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Wyatt, Benjamin, Katelyn, Pender, William, Kallie, Kipton, Ellie, Kyle, Carver, Adrianna, Josie, Susanna, and Bristol. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adrian Coonce and her brothers, John, James, and Jerry.

Friends may visit with Ann’s family from 4-8 pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Ann’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Indiana Presbyterian Church with Pastor Frank Harmon officiating. On line memories may be shared with Ann’s family at www.goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Ann. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Indiana Presbyterian Church.


Visitation: September 26, 2021 4:00 pm - September 26, 2021 8:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Funeral: September 27, 2021 11:00 am

Indiana Presbyterian Church
2431 S. Lower Indiana Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591

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  1. Our sincere condolences to your family. Ann was a wonderful and very kind person. My husband, Phillip says Ann was his very first nurse when he started his practice in Vincennes. She also worked with Dr. Herman for me, when I was ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dr. Phillip and Tami Kinman

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Ann was a wonderful lady. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann’s family. She was such a wonderful person. Truly a child of God.
    Larry and Rosalie Klemann

  4. She was a good friend to my mother, Mary Dunstan. I remember her as the SKHS school nurse while I was in school there. So sorry for you loss Cheryl and Trent. 🙏🙏🙏

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Ann. Prayers to her family. She and mom were good friends and Ann would take her and Mary Alice out to eat! 🥰

  6. I am very saddened to learn of her passing. It was always a delight to run into her through the years. She had an unusual knack for making me feel happy and special. Some years ago, Adrian, Marvin , Ann, and some other couples and I would enjoy gathering together. Good memories! She will be missed.

  7. A wonderful neighbor. I often talked with her on walks. Always a smile and a kind words. Prayers of comfort for the family.

  8. Always thankful for Ann and Adrian in their kindness to my mother as she grew more dependent. My condolences to the family.

  9. Cheryl, I am so sorry to see your mother has passed away.
    I miss the Vincennes church people, but think of you often.
    May the Lord comfort you, Charley and family.
    Joy M. Cook

  10. So sorry to hear for Trent and the rest of her family. I would like to share that Ann was one of the most graceful women I have ever met. She embodied womanhood and gave me a deep and lasting impression of what a wife and mother should be. Her example inspired me to try and be a better person. God Bless. Matt Sweeney

  11. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to Cheryl, Charlie and family . Truly sorry to hear about your mom . She was always a sweet heart when she called me at hacker plumbing to help her with her problems with plumbing . She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched over the years . What an honor and privilege it was to have known her . May GOD bless

  12. Ann was a wonderful beloved friend of mine from the time we entered first grade until her death. She truly lived the life of a follower of Christ. The last time I spoke to her was when she called to get the phone number of the nursing home where my sister is in Washington, IN. That was last week. She planned to go visit her if the Covid rules allowed. This was so typical of her giving spirit. I will miss her so much. She set such a great example for all of you in her family. You were blest.

  13. We are sorry for your loss.
    We had supper out a few times with Ann and Jerri Sue McCoy. Ann was a very sweet and classy lady.

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