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A graveside ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
Leslie “Bacon” Leland Koons, age 98, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
He was born September 11, 1922, in Oklahoma, the son of Clarence Edward and Lenora May (Tate) Koons.
Leslie attended First Christian Church in Flora. For many years he always made sure that the church building was unlocked and ready for use when Sunday worshipers arrived. He will be remembered for his role as “Keeper of the Town’s Keys.” Every evening he made sure the business offices in Flora were locked up and made secure. He would make sure everything was in order, turn out the lights, and lock the doors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters: Opal Swanson, Louise Brock, and Sylvia Barnes; and 5 brothers: Earl, Fred, Bernice, Orvil, and Robert Koons.
A graveside ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friend's.
Leslie was such a nice man. I always talked to him when he came through my checkout at IGA. I remember when he got his new truck, he was so proud of it and I had to look out the window to see it. Prayers of comfort for the family.
What a hard worker he was. I remember seeing him checking the doors downtown and my mom talking about how he could pick up two heavy trash cans at the same time. Prayers for his family.
May God wrap His arms around you. You were an example of a servant. Rest In Peace. God bless you. Dennis and Sue Hampsten family
Great man I have known him seen i was little loved two hear the store he told me about my mother he was up in a tree watching her fight same girl over my father lol
What a privilege it was to serve Leslie at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.
Leslie and his brother Orville were faithful and pleasant attenders of First Christian Church. Usually in the balcony keeping an eye on some of us ornery kids. Not mentioning any names. 😊 Memories.
Thoughts and prayers!
What a great guy, he is part of Flora's history! Rest in peace my friend.
God bless you, Mr. Koons. I know you are smiling in the Presence of the Savior!
I enjoyed getting to know Leslie while at Heritage Woods. He was a sweet man.
Such a kind and dedicated man. He always had a smile, hello and wave good bye as he would check the doors. He still brings a smile to my face thinking back over the years. A true part of the story of Flora history.
Hello friends. So sorry to hear Leslie. I admired his entire family, with their Christian work ethic and love for others. They are the true Christians, and will be remembered fondly. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis
He was a one of a kind great guy...
I have such fond memories of "Bacon". He was a friend of my Grandpa Earl Hall and he would wave and smile at me from his trash truck. I am glad he had a long life.
I remember Bacon and Orvil from when I worked at Rich's Furniture Store. Both always had a smile and a friendly word. They were hard workers. Alan
Our thoughts & prayer are with the family.
What a great man....he was the " Keeper of the Keys" in Flora and we called him the Door Shaker. He made his rounds nightly and is another part of Flora's great underestimated men we had. He was a man of his word and a man of honor. Worked hard and money meant nothing to him. He was as strong as a Bull!!! He could lift trash cans of trash and he would never faulter..they just don't make men like him anymore. Rest in peace my friend, and may you be part of Heaven's "Keeper of the Keys"