Julie Ann Koenig, age 55, of Taneyville passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Taneyville, MO. Everyone who knew Julie, knew she loved big and would help anyone she could. She was a great member of the community and will be missed by so many.
She was born in Carrollton, MO on April 12, 1963 to Herb and Linda Ward of Kirbyville, MO. Julie married Claude “Jr” Koenig in Taneyville on February 10, 1989. Julie loved to work with children and spent many years in the local schools. She has worked as an administrative assistant at School of the Ozarks for the last five years. She enjoyed helping at many school functions, and everyone loved to see her smiling face as she greeted all she met. Julie attended Lone Star Church of Taneyville with many members of her family.
Julie was an amazing baker and always made sure to spoil others with sweets and tea whenever they would visit. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be working in her garden, camping, riding four-wheelers, or kayaking. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mom, and nana to anyone who needed her.
Julie is survived by her parents; husband of 29 years, Claude Koenig Jr. of the home; daughters, Liz Powell and husband Kendall of Brown Branch, MO, and Jessica Smith and husband Titus of Bolivar, MO; grandsons, Conner and Camryn Powell both of Brown Branch, MO; 3 brothers, Herbie Ward and wife Michelle of Kirbyville, MO, Dave Ward of Branson, MO, Joe Ward of St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Whelchel Grace Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Dickens Cemetery on Wednesday, September 26, at 1:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to Generation Next, care of Riley Snyder, at P.O. Box
6534, Branson, MO 65615 or www.generationnextcares.org.
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