Beth Ann Koontz, 64, of Scheller, Illinois, passed away at 10:10 pm September 8, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born June 15, 1956 in Canton, Ohio to the late Hugh Victor and Patricia Rose (Burkle) Freeland. Beth married Ron Koontz on February 7, 1976 in Moundville, West Virginia. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage.Per Beth’s request, a private memorial service will be held. Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-279-7272 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.