Mrs. Anna "Andy" Koenning
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Graveside services for Andy Koenning, 98, were held 10 A.M.. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Williamson Cemetery on the family property near North Zulch. Bro. Glenn Connor officiated the service.
Andy Koenning was born April 15, 1922 in Ogden, Kansas. She was the second eldest of eight children born to Robert Stevens Richards & Nora (McKinney) Richards. Andy worked for Beech Aircraft as a machinist before enlisting in the United States Navy where she served as a WAVE during World War II. She met and married Eddie Lee Koenning while both were serving at Corpus Christi Naval Base.
Andy was actively involved in raising five children and was a lifetime member of PTA. She was the first adult inducted into the Hall of Honor for the Greater Houston Coaches/Parents Association in recognition of her lifelong commitment to coaching youth bowling. She continued to bowl in a league until her mid 80's. Andy enjoyed numerous activities throughout her life and was phenomenally talented. She was an avid seamstress and also embroidered and crocheted. She enjoyed reupholstering and refinishing furniture. She also worked on ceramic pieces, played jigsaw puzzles, decorated cakes and loved to cook. There was literally nothing that Andy couldn't do! She also loved fishing and was an avid fan of the Houston Astros and Rockets. She liked to play bingo and go on casino trips.
Andy passed away peacefully in League City, Texas March 1, 2021, the last survivor of her siblings. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Eddie Lee Koenning; sisters, Maxine Killion, June Bond, Betty Dardenne and Roberta Moore; and brothers, Wayne, Rob & Calvin Eugene "Gene" Richards.
Surviving family members include daughters & sons-in-law, Peggy Jones of Livingston, Bobbie Koenning of Livingston, Patty & Pat Mayes of Deer Park, Debbie & Alan Bragg of Livingston and Kathy & Gary Preston of Coldspring; grandchildren, Jeff Jones, Jerry (Ever) Preston, Brian (Christine) Bowlin, Brandi (Chris) Myers, Gabe (Kimberly) Bragg, Becky (Jim) Siekierski, Brenda (Sky) Watkins, David Bragg, Laura (Lee) Huddleston and Heather Jones, great-grandchildren, Emily, Jakob, Ian, Hailey, Abby, McKensie, Katy, Preston, Olivia D., Mikey, Olivia V., Kyle, Owen, Aubrey, Paige, Jackson, R.J., Carson, Reese, Trey, Caylin and Andy; and dear friend Clara Gothard.
Arrangements were under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.