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Agnes E. Kouns

July 6, 1940 - June 13, 2018

Burial Date June 16, 2018

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Lima – Agnes E, Kouns of Lima, passed away following a courageous battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at Willow Ridge – Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio in Bluffton, she was 77 years of age.
She was born in Portland Maine on July 6, 1940 to the late Pierre and Clara (Houle) LeVasseur. Agnes graduated from Portland High School in 1959 where she was a member of the Delta Epsilon sorority with dreams of being a stewardess and traveling the world. She was happy to give up those dreams to become a mother to her daughter Catherine.
Upon moving to Peoria Illinois in 1965 Agnes began her career in advertising with Kroger in East Peoria, later working as a copywriter and editor for Helen Gallagher Foster House in Peoria. During her years in Peoria, Agnes was a member of the Belles of Harmony, taught CCD classes at St. Thomas Parish and was a girl scout leader at Kelly Avenue Grade School where she enjoyed hiking and camping with her daughter.
In 1988 she moved back to the East Coast where she worked at Mystic Maritime Graphics, a division of Mystic Seaport in Mystic Connecticut. Upon the death of her daughter’s husband, Agnes moved to Ohio where she worked as executive assistant to the director at the YMCA, later the Humane Society of Allen County and finally the Lima Memorial Hospital Foundation from which she retired in 2003.
A breast cancer survivor, Agnes was involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lima. She was a past board member for the Lima Sister Cities Association which allowed her to travel to Japan in 2001. As a member of the Lima Noon Optimists, Agnes served as Club Secretary, was a past Club President and past District Lieutenant Governor. She believed in Lima and enjoyed the many arts activities the community has to offer, especially attending the Lima Symphony.
Agnes was preceded in death by her brother Peter LeVasseur of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and nephew Robert Hageman of Smithfield, Illinois. She is survived by her daughter Catherine Kouns Born of Lima; her sisters Theresa Hageman of Glen Carbon, Illinois and Gloria Coleman of Niantic, Connecticut; six nieces, four nephews, sixteen great-nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her daughter’s father Marky B. Kouns III of Dallas, Texas.
Agnes’ family would like to extend their appreciation to the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, specifically the staff of Willow Ridge for their excellent care. Donations may be made to your local Humane Society, to the family or to the charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES SHAWNEE CHAPEL and 1 hour prior to Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Lima. Burial will follow at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland Maine.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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