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Leslie Koons

Sep 11th, 1922 - Jan 7th, 2021

Graveside Ceremony: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora 


   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 will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.  Those attending are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  To share a memory or condolence visit:    


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Meryl Woods Jr

January 9th

So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friend's.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 9th

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.

Steve and Nancy Mink

January 9th

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.

Sue Hampsten

January 9th

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

Tammy Dulaney

January 9th

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

Nancy Dehart

January 9th

What a privilege it was to serve Leslie at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.

Pauline Hopkins Frost

January 9th

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.

Walter J. Chaney

January 9th

Thoughts and prayers!

Larry Frost

January 9th

What a great guy, he is part of Flora's history! Rest in peace my friend.

Donna Corry

January 9th

God bless you, Mr. Koons. I know you are smiling in the Presence of the Savior!

carroll britton

January 9th

I enjoyed getting to know Leslie while at Heritage Woods. He was a sweet man.

Phil Wiley

January 10th

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.

David Lewis

January 10th

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

Don Balch

January 12th

He was a one of a kind great guy...


January 13th

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.

Alan & Tammie Mullins

January 15th

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

Leon & Glenda Sharp

January 16th

Our thoughts & prayer are with the family.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 22nd

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"

Donna McAllister

July 21st

the Koons boys were hard workers I remember them picking up hay at McAllisters and putting it in the barn they would work into the early morning hours to get it all picked up and the hay was good clover hay very heavy the food they had with them is what they ate no running to town but Sunday morning they would be dressed in their finest and be in Church Danny as well as people that knew them had respect



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