Ollie Mae “Coonie” Koenning


Ollie Mae “Coonie” Koenning, age 77, entered eternal rest on Dec. 17, at her home in San Antonio. She was born in Nixon, Texas, on Nov. 16, 1941, to Jess Hensley and Annie Bell Ivey Gordon

Ollie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers: Merlin, Ansel, Cecil, Nathan, and Bert Gordon; and two sisters: Maggie Fellers and Jessie Fay Moore.

She is survived by her lifelong partner, Bill Telisak; her children: Michael Martin (Sandi); Melody Martin Lindig; Mandy Martin Jarzombek (Paul); sister, Lottie O’Neal; sisters-in-law, Jimmie Gordon and Bessie McKinney; her grandchildren: Shandra Martin Medina, Amanda Martin Lovar, Molly Martin Kelly, Natasha McCoy DeVilbiss, Karen McCoy Maples, Henry “Hank” Mann III, Kelli Jarzombek Hedfelt, and Derrick Jarzombek; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other loving family and many friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 4-8 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.

Funeral Service

Thursday, Dec. 20

10 a.m.

Finch Funeral Chapel, Nixon

The Rev. Michael Cowey will officiate the service with burial following in the Union Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers: Derrick Jarzombek, T.W. Hedfelt, Hank Mann, David Lovar, Jason Maples and Wade Gordon. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. You are invited to leave messages of condolence at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.