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Charlene (Wolfe) Coonse

May 20, 1946 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 75)


Charlene (Wolfe) Coonse, age 75, of Crawfordsville, passed away on November 29, 2021 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. She was born in Perrysville on May 20, 1946 to the late Charles and Bessie (Deavers) Wolfe.

Charlene was the baby of 14 kids and was raised in foster care from the age of 5 until 18, with 4 of her siblings. She was an avid reader and like to play bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On April 23,1971, she married the love of her life, Richard William Coonse, in Danville, IL.
They both moved to Crawfordsville and welcomed a daughter in July of 1973 and another one in April 1976. Charlene was a homemaker and worked as a crossing guard for the city of Crawfordsville.

She is survived by a daughter, Julie (Mike) Davidson; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Richard Davidson and Ashlynn Nicole Earle; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Earle, River Earle, Cypress Webber, Borealis Webber, and Luna; sisters, Cindy Seifert, Wanda Winegardner, and Myrtle Featherston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Coonse; brothers, Bill Wolfe, John Wolfe, and Tommy Wolfe; sisters, Genevieve Wolfe, Mary Wise, Grace Pratt, Dorothy Lyon, Bessie Anglemyer, Marge Yokulis, Josephine Wilder; as well as a nephew, niece, and great nephew.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12:00 noon until the time of funeral service at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Lower Mound Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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December 4, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sanders - Priebe Funeral Care (Crawfordsville)

Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Sanders - Priebe Funeral Care (Crawfordsville)

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