Coming from Winona, Kansas in 1905, Charles E. Koons started Koons Funeral Home in Sharon Springs in 1911. He received his education at the Williams Institute of Mortuary Science in Kansas City.
R.W. “Bud” Koons, the son of Charlie and Ora Koons, returned to Sharon Springs after serving in the Marines during World War II and, continuing his education at Williams Institute of Mortuary Science. Bud and his wife Evelyn (Huffman), also a Sharon Springs native, joined Charlie in the funeral business.
After Bud and Evelyn’s son Larry returned from his service in the Navy in 1970, he continued his education at Fort Hays State University and at Central State University—Department of Funeral Science Education. After earning his licenses as a funeral director and embalmer, Larry and his wife Linda (Goudy) opened Koons Funeral Home in Goodland in 1974, as well as working with Bud and Evelyn in Koons Funeral Home in Sharon Springs.
The deaths of Charles E. Koons (12-17-1955), R.W. “Bud” Koons (7-11-1994), Larry E. Koons (8-8-1995), and Evelyn I. Koons (10-31-1998) leaves Larry’s wife Linda Koons as licensed funeral director and owner of Koons Funeral Home in Sharon Springs and Goodland. With the help of a fully licensed staff, she continues to serve northwest Kansas in the same caring tradition that began in 1911.