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Billie Pauline Coon (Craig)

June 6, 1956 — October 21, 2022

Billie P. Coon passed away Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri after having multiple physical crises brought on by MRSA.

Billie was born June 6, 1956 in Independence, Missouri to Robert D. and Marion L. Craig. She was the youngest of four daughters.
Billie married William C. Coon and had two sons, Rodney W. Coon of Independence, Missouri and Matthew J. Coon currently stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Matthew and his wife, Melissa, gave Billie a grandson, Jace. After several years of marriage, Billie and William divorced.
The summer of 1995, Billie met the love of her life, William P. Riley. He brought to their relationship four children. Mike Riley (wife Jessica), Becky Heffner (husband Dj), Melissa Henry (husband Kevin) and Brandon Riley. These children, Billie loved as her own and they gave thirteen more grandchildren to love. Emma, Maci, Carson, Payton, Addyson, Jocelyn, Gracie, Kennedy, Jayden, Reagan, Kyler, Ellie and Braden.

Billie was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She leaves her two sons, Rodney and Matthew, her daughter-in-law Melissa, both of her parents, Robert and Marion Craig and three sisters, Carla Hern (and husband Mike), Ellen Speak and Sandra Bull. She also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Billie’s cremation will take place at Carson-Speaks Funeral Home in Independence, Missouri. A Celebration of Life will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at the VFW Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas St., Lee's Summit, MO, 64063.

The family has requested that flowers be sent to: Becky Heffner, 20925 Larkspur Dr., Peculiar, MO, 64078
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