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John "Paul" Cohoon

July 9, 1941 May 13, 2023
John "Paul" Cohoon
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Obituary for John "Paul" Cohoon

John “Paul” Cohoon, 81, of Pekin passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care.

He was born July 9, 1941, in Chicago.

His parents and sisters, Rose Nelson and Mary Hand preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Alfred Cohoon, Stacey Newell, Crystal King, Carol King, Tonja Gunther, Cristal King, Katie Ellis, Adam Mitzelfelt, Valerie Gillette, Spring Flick, Thelma Drafer and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He loved his children and being himself. He enjoyed watching westerns and John Wayne.

Cremation has been accorded and no services will be held.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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