Mona Jean (McGee) Coats

Mona Jean (McGee) Coats, 88, died at her home in Woodlawn, Illinois after a long illness.  The daughter of Robert and Gertrude McGee she was born on November 4, 1932 in Schulter, Oklahoma, the second of four children.  Like many during the Great Depression her father left Oklahoma to find work and brought his family to Crossville, Illinois.  On her first day at Woodlawn High School Mona told her sister she was going to marry Bobby Coats.  She did just that in 1949 and the marriage produced five children and lasted 57 years until Bob’s death in 2007.

The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Mona during her illness.

There are no plans for services due to current public health concerns.  A memorial service will be announced in the future.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit for further information or to send condolences.

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