Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Judith Ann Schoen, 78, of Litchfield, Ill., died at her residence on Sunday, May 7, 2023. She was born Nov. 26, 1944, to Howard "Red" and Vera Hoxsey Cottingham. She married Philip Schoen on Dec. 5, 1970, in Litchfield. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2007. 

She was retired after having been a secretary for the Litchfield Middle and High Schools.  Judith was a member of the First Christian Church of Gillespie.  She sang in trio at Litchfield Christian Church. She loved dancing and enjoyed being with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children, Jami (Jeff) Koniak of Gillespie, Kara Schoen of St. Louis, Mo .; and grandchildren, Ty Koniak and Ryder Koniak. Judith was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Douglas Cottingham. 

Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, at First Christian Church in Gillespie with Arthur Roemer officiating.  Burial was at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. 

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Gillespie. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements. 

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