Margaret S. Koon PDF Print E-mail


Margaret Virginia Simpson Koon, 95, of Prosperity, homemaker, widow of Clarence Robert (C.R.) Koon, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont.

Born on February 1, 1925, in Clinton, she was the daughter of the late Lewis D. and Rosalyn Shannon Simpson. She was an amazing mentor of a southern Christian lady that loved everyone, and everyone loved her. She was a devoted mother, meme, grandmeme and friend to all. Her children referred to her as their HERO and the ROCK of their family. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Adult Sunday School Class, Essie Hawkins Circle, New Horizons, and a former Sunday School Teacher. Also, a former Church Council Member, the Board of Directors of First Union Bank, and a former Volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was an Honorary Life Member of the South Carolina Women of the E.L.C.A. and The Gals Group of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, Randy R. Koon (Julie) of Florence, Robbie K. DeFreese (Dan) of Little Mountain, Vickie K. Zobel of Prosperity , Terry L. Koon of Prosperity, Kristie K. Warner (Bill) of Greenwood, and Barry S. Koon (Fay) of Prosperity. Also surviving are grandchildren, Michael DeFreese (Stephanie) of Chapin, Kimberly K. Herring (Chris) of Florence, Kelli K. Jernigan of Florence, Ashton F. Hudnall (Michael) of Newberry, Hannah P. Floyd of Prosperity, Brandon H. Koon (Elyse) of Prosperity, Brian Koon of Prosperity and T. Ryan Koon of Columbia. Mrs. Koon also had many loving great- grandchildren, Halle and Hayden Koon, Austin, Ayden, and Asher Jernigan, Grayson and Gage Herring, Dalton and Wyatt Koon, Michael Hudnall III, Chloe and Claire Warner, nieces, nephews and a devoted sister, Betty S. Cox of Laurens, sisters-in-law Alice Faye Bedenbaugh Shealy of Prosperity and Sylvia D. Koon of Newberry. She is predeceased by a son, Jerry L. Koon and son-in-law, Jimmy O. Zobel.

The Family will receive friends at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3: 00p.m. with Pastor Jason Schafer and Pastor Arden Hallman officiating with burial at Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will be available for visitation prior to the service at the church at 2:00pm.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Shealy, Tim Shealy, Todd Bedenbaugh, Shea Bedenbaugh, Ladison Hamm, Rusty Cox, Kirksey Koon, Billy Ackerman, and Billy Morris.

Honorary escorts will be Essie Hawkins Circle, The GALS Group of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

A very special heartfelt thank you to Essie Wise, Janis Gary, and Peggy Barre Peoples who without their help, we would not have made it through this difficult time.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Vickie K. Zobel, 1350 Stoney Hill Road, Prosperity, SC.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or the charity of your choice.



#67 Quincy Gallman 2020-12-14 19:21
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Margaret!She was a great neighbor and employer to my grandfather. (T.C.Gallman).She was so kind to my brother and I.She would always welcome us to her house to play basketball!Best neighbor ever!Sending prayers for the family!
#66 Cecil MRacken 2020-11-10 22:01
Barry, Terry and all the rest of the sorry to hear of Ms Margaret’s passing. You are in our prayers.
#65 Derek Underwood 2020-11-10 16:45
Barry and Family, please accept my sincere condolences.
#64 Shirley H. Bowers 2020-11-10 16:35
Margaret was sweet as she was beautiful. I never shall forget when I had my second baby, I was at my Mothers house in Prosperity, she come to see me and brought flowers. She certainly raised outstanding children, it was a pleasure to be in her company. Cling to your memories of your Mom, she was a jewel. Love, Shirley
#63 Tip Whitman & Family 2020-11-09 14:29
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Margaret. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers
#62 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-11-09 12:07
May God be with You and Your Family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#61 Mary C. Arrowood 2020-11-08 23:50
Dear Vickie,Barry and all the Koon family and extended family. I am sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. May God be with you during this time and give you comfort. You have many family memories of your Mother. You can be thankful and rejoice for the time you had her here on earth and you can be with her again one day. Sincerely Mary Arrowood
#60 Phyllis B Jolley 2020-11-08 22:22
Terry, Barry & The Koon Family - Keeping you & yours in prayer during this difficult time. Treasure & share your special memories. God bless.
#59 Buck and Luke Black 2020-11-08 11:35
Really sorry to hear about Mrs. Margaret's passing. Please accept our sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#58 Bobby & Judy Sanders 2020-11-08 09:51
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the family, Mrs. Koon had a “Beautiful” Sweet Spirit
#57 shirley sanders 2020-11-07 22:45
I was so sorry to hear about Ms. Margaret,please know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Take care and be blessed.
#56 Kathy Guyon 2020-11-07 21:18
Prayers for all the family. ‘Miss’Margaret was a great neighbor and second mama. You’re in my prayers.
#55 Jean Bedenbaugh 2020-11-07 21:03
I am sorry to hear about Mrs Margaret. Saw her at Walmart several months ago. Just as talkative as usual. She was a great woman. A special angel in heaven watching over you.
#54 Karen Senn 2020-11-07 19:43
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. You have my deepest sympathy. Karen Senn
#53 Peggy Bowers 2020-11-07 15:18
Randy, Robbie, Vickie,Terry, Christy& Barry, our sincere condolences are with you in your time of grief. All of our lives are richer because of Ms. Margaret’s true and genuine spirit. Our love to all of you! Sincerely, Monte & Peggy
#52 Kathey & Neal Eargle 2020-11-07 08:53
Uplifting prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Miss Margaret was such a precious, sweet and kind soul who was the epitome of a southern belle, but could/would definitely embrace her steel magnolia side should the need arise, especially if it involved her family!! Our sincere condolences on your family’s loss.
#51 Scott Epting 2020-11-07 08:34
My heart goes out to the entire family of "Ms. Margaret"
I know how hard it is to lose someone so dear to you. I pray that God will heal your broken hearts and give you the peace that only He can. Remember you have not lost know right where she is.
#50 Laurie Renwick 2020-11-06 14:59
Thinking of you all during the loss of your mother. May God comfort and strengthen you today and in the days ahead.
#49 Barbara C Bishop 2020-11-06 13:12
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Margaret. She was a dear woman and I always enjoyed seeing her. I know you will all miss her dearly. I pray God's comfort for each of you.
#48 Jackie Haltiwanger 2020-11-06 12:39
Please know I am praying for the family. Mrs. Margaret was a very special lady.
#47 Eugene Burrus 2020-11-06 11:17
Robbie, Vickie, Terry, Kristy and families: All of you will be lifted up in the coming days. Your mother has finished the race.
#46 Celia Dodgen 2020-11-06 11:11
To Barry and Family: I was sorry to read about your mother passing. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I was not fortunate to know her personally but her picture told me a lot. She was very pretty in her dressing and her hair was all fixed nicely and I know she kept her family and home the same way. I pray the Lord will touch all of you and help you fill this void in your lives.
#45 Johnny Frick 2020-11-06 10:47
Koon family, please accept my sympathy and you all are in my thought and prayers. Know that God will provide peace and comfort during this difficult time. JC
#44 Tina and Edwin Wicke 2020-11-06 10:01
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Tina & Edwin
#43 Eddie Norris 2020-11-06 09:54
My deepest sympathy to the entire Koon family! Ms. Margaret was a very kind and sweet lady! She will be missed by the entire community! May the Lord hold each of you in his loving arms at this difficult time! I know she is with Mr. Clarence and her son Jerry now. The days to come will be sore with her memory! Remember all the wonderful years she gave each of you!
#42 Bobbie Smith 2020-11-06 08:11
Robbie and Family,
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Margaret. She was a sweet lady who will be missed by many. My sister Peggy Morris and I always enjoyed our fellowship with her as we gathered to eat breakfast at Hardees. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Bobbie Smith
#41 Teres Frick Portwood 2020-11-06 06:01
Koon Family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
#40 Frank Partridge 2020-11-05 22:21
My sincerest sympathy to the Koon family. Your mother was a lovely lady, full of strength and love for her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#39 Willie Morris 2020-11-05 21:33
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Margaret’s passing.
She was a sweet lady. She always made you
feel so special. I wish we had more people in this
world like Mrs. Margaret. You will be in our thoughts
and prayers. God bless you during this most
difficult time. Willie and Andy Morris
#38 Lana Bannister 2020-11-05 20:01
I was so saddened to hear about Mrs. Margaret's passing. She was such a sweet and pretty lady. Her thoughtfulness of others was so touching. I know you all have some wonderful memories to hold on to. It was always such a pleasure when I would see her out and chat with her I will surely miss her too. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God's peace be with each one of you. Lana Banniser
#37 Myrtie Mallach 2020-11-05 19:25
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Margaret. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by so many. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#36 Russell/April Peel 2020-11-05 18:01
Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. Russell and April Peel
#35 Denise 2020-11-05 17:45
Barry So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Denise Porter
#34 Dana Fox 2020-11-05 17:35
Dear Koon family, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers! I know you all are a very close family and have so many wonderful memories of your mom! I have seen so many family photos that Robbie posts and know you all will cherish those memories for years to come. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this difficult time. Dana Fox
#33 Elaine HAWKINS 2020-11-05 16:33
James and I were sorry to hear about Ms. Margaret. She was a very fine lady. Our love and prayers go to you and the whole Koon family. James and Elaine
#32 Janice Smith 2020-11-05 15:46
Dear Koon Family, sending my deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your sweet Mother. My thoughts and prayers to you all in the upcoming days. Sincerely, Janice Smith
#31 Edith Hite 2020-11-05 15:24
I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Margaret. She was a lovely lady. It is so sad to lose a loving mother, and Mrs. Margaret was definitely a loving mother.
#30 Carla Knotts 2020-11-05 14:18
So Sorry for your loss. Keeping all of the family and friends in my prayers.
#29 Paul Whitman 2020-11-05 14:12
To the Koon Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Margaret was always the same every time we met. The sweet little kiss on my cheek was always a welcome meaning of her care and love for me. She was the bond that held the family together. I know heaven is excited to have her with the great smile she always had. Our prayers are with all of you!
Paul, Gwen, Jennifer and Cristen.
#28 Marcia H. Miller 2020-11-05 11:29
Mrs. Margaret was an amazing lady! Prayers for each of you at this difficult time in your life. I will miss her sweet smile.
#27 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-11-05 10:31
What a wonderful woman of grace. Mrs. Margaret was one of the kindest, gentle, and most loving person I have known. If there is one thing I am certain, she was all about her family. We weep for her passing, but we rejoice that she is reunited in Heaven with her loved ones and she will be helping to prepare a place for her family when it is time. She is truly a woman of valor. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#26 The Suttons 2020-11-05 10:08
Dear Koon Family----Sending our sympathy and prayers to your family. We know that you will miss her dearly. Thinking of you now and in the coming days. Jeffrey, Monica & Reuben
#25 Jim & Jean Counts 2020-11-05 10:04
Dear Koon Family-- Jim & I send our prayers and sympathy to all. May all your wonderful memories help sustain you in the coming days. I
#24 John & Becky Pugh 2020-11-05 10:03
Becky and I were sadden at the passing of "Miss" Margaret. My deceased mother would want you to know how much she loved each of you when she taught at Stoney Hill School many years ago. We extent our Christian Love and Support to your family.
God's Peace,
John & Becky
#23 Alberta Dominick 2020-11-05 10:02
Dear Koon Family....So sorry about the loss of your mother. I enjoyed being with her at church socials. In Christian Love, Alberta
#22 Tommy Mitchell 2020-11-05 09:37
Sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mom. The Koon family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#21 Rosannlester 2020-11-05 09:35
She was an angel on this earth and now an angel in heaven! We will miss her!
#20 Lydia Merchant 2020-11-05 07:06
Koon Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Margaret was a sweet and kind person. Cherish all of the memories that were made. With Deepest Sympathy, Lydia & David Merchant & Families
#19 George W Dawkins Jr 2020-11-05 00:58
Offering my condolences to the Koon family at the passing of Mrs. Margaret. May your cherished memories comfort you at this sad time.
#18 Deborah Ruff 2020-11-04 21:59
I am so sorry to hear about Miss Margaret. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#17 Lynn Wessinger 2020-11-04 21:35
We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts are with you and our prayer is for God's peace as you move forward without her physical presence.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#16 Harriett Rucker 2020-11-04 20:47
Our thoughts and prayers are with and for you at this sad time. Your mother was a beautiful, sweet, and kind lady. She will be missed by many. May God grant you peace through His love, mercy, and grace as you go through these days of sadness and in the days to come. Our love to you all, Harriett and John Rucker
#15 Betty Carter 2020-11-04 20:27
My heart goes out to you and your family. I am sorry that I am unable to be with you at this time. Margaret was a very dear person. Richard and Polly join me in deepest sympathy. Love, Betty B. Carter.
#14 Lynn Black 2020-11-04 19:58
To all the moon family I'm so Sorry for your loss!! I'm praying
#13 David & Lynn Riber 2020-11-04 19:36
Dear Family,
Sincere condolences to you all at the loss of dear Ms. Margaret. She was an amazing lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
#12 Virginia Cannon 2020-11-04 19:06
We are so very sorry for your family's great loss. Margaret was a wonderful person and a great friend. She will be missed by all.
#11 Charlene Pitts 2020-11-04 18:08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your Mom was a very special person and loved by so many. We are going to miss her.
Charlene and Billy Pitts
#10 Sylvia Moore 2020-11-04 17:38
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless to all.
#9 Bruce Connelly 2020-11-04 15:26
So sorry to learn of Mrs. Margaret passing. God must have needed a special person and chose Mrs Margaret. Thank you God for sharing her with us. God be with each of you.
#8 Donna Eustace 2020-11-04 14:55
Margaret touched my heart with her kind and gentle spirit. She will be missed! My deepest sympathy and love to her family and friends.
#7 Levi Cumalander 2020-11-04 14:36
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Levi, Karen, April, Joshua, and Candace Cumalander
#6 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-11-04 14:05
It is with great sadness that we say RIP Mrs. Margaret We will certainly miss you. Hope they have good tomatoes in Heaven
Billy & Edith
#5 Debra Killian Beard 2020-11-04 13:52
To all the Koon Clan:
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you mama. She was an amazing woman who will be missed by all who knew and loved her! I pray the loving memories of Mrs. Margaret bring peace, comfort, and strength to you all today and for all the day to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, now and always.
Love to you all,
Debra, Bob and Logan Beard
#4 Donna& Eugene Jacobs 2020-11-04 11:59
Dear Koon family, we are so very sorry to learn of Ms. Margaret’s passing. I always thought of her as somewhat of a matriarch. She will be missed by many. May GOD’s love and peace give you comfort today and in the months ahead. Our love and prayers to each of you.
#3 Doug Hipp 2020-11-04 11:37
Sending prayers to the Koon family. Doug and Pam Hipp
#2 Sally Huffstetler 2020-11-04 09:57
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Margaret's passing. She was such a sweet soul, I know she will b missed by so many. I Loved that woman dearly.
#1 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-11-04 09:49
We pray our thankfulness that Miss Margaret now walks with the Lord well and whole. May good memories comfort you. May the Lord give you peace and solace. Love and prayers.