The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 29, 2013

Ava Marie Cohoon

Ava Marie Cohoon, 63, of Covington, Ind., passed away at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Presence United Samaritan’s Hospital, Danville.

Ava was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Odon, Ind., the daughter of Augustus Lincoln and Mary Ruth (Guire) Hall.

Ava is survived by her three loving children, John Matthew Cohoon, Sharon Adams and Mary Ellen (Michael) Greenburg; eight grandchildren, Douglas, Christian, Anna, Ian, Aubrey, Marissa, Janet and Theodore; a special nephew, Mason Quick; a half-brother, Thomas Hall; one sister, Thelma (David) Bushong; special sisters, Patricia Cohoon, Janet Harper and Jane Cline; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and best friends, Bonnie Lazzell and Jeri Nale. Ava was preceded in death by her parents; special sisters, Barbara Binkley and Donna Sue Cohoon; and grandmother, Jesse Guire.

She was an avid genealogist. Ava was a registered nurse and worked in cardiology for many years before she began a home health care career 15 years ago for families of Illinois and Indiana.

She enjoyed spending her time playing with her loving dog, Toby; the outdoors; and scrapbooking on her computer. Ava was a member of Second Church of Christ in Danville.

Visitation for Ava will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Chapel, Georgetown. A celebration of life service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Drew Mentzer officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whitestar Home Health Agency, who generously donated their services to a colleague in her last days. Please join Ava’s family in sharing memories, photos, and video of her life through her Tribute Wall at

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