Charlene Coonse

May 20, 1946 – Nov. 29, 2021

Charlene (Wolfe) Coonse, 75, Crawfordsville, passed away on Nov. 29, 2021 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born in Perrysville on May 20, 1946 to the late Charles and Bessie (Deavers) Wolfe.

Mrs. Coonse was the baby of 14 kids and was raised in foster care from the age of five until eighteen, with four 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, Ill.

They both moved to Crawfordsville and welcomed a daughter in July of 1973 and another one in April 1976. Mrs. Coonse was a homemaker and worked as a crossing guard for the city of Crawfordsville.

Survivors include her 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 and 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, Dec. 4, 2021 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Lower Mound Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at