Sep 1, 2015


Claudie Ella Bryant Koonce, 91, of Sandusky, was called home, Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus.

She was born Feb. 25, 1916, in Indianapolis. She was employed by the Philco Corp., and was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters, Paula Jean Koonce Pea of Sandusky and Jan Koonce of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons, Edward "Bee" Bryant of Denver, Paul D. Koonce and Albert R. Koonce, both of Fort Collins, Colo., and Richard Koonce of Sandusky; 15 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Bryant; second husband, Paul Koonce; parents, Richard and Mary John Hoy; children, Donovan Bryant, Donald Bryant, Mary "Maggie" Bryant and Donna C. Bryant Kelly; and sisters, Florence and Ruby.

There will be no visitation. Services for her family will be private. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling the arrangements.

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