March 10, 2022
George Allen Coon, 92, of Overland Park, Kan., died Feb. 26, in Kansas City, Mo.
George was born on May 10, 1929, to Dorothy M. Richards and John H. Coon in Red Cloud. His mother, Dorothy M. Richards, died after givingbirth to George. He was raised by his grandparents and then eventually his father and step-mother, Alyce Coon.
After George graduated from Cowles High School in 1949, he worked as a farm hand on the family farm. In 1951, he joined the Navy. He was a telegraph typewriter operator on the U.S.S.
Norton Sound. He was in the Navy for four years followed by another four years in t...