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Coen, Samuel Lee

Coen, Samuel Lee

July 14, 1929 — February 1, 2021

Samuel Lee Coen, 91, of Harrisonville, MO, passed away February 1, 2021, at his home.

Sam was born July 14, 1929, in a corn field near Reading, KS, the son of James E. Coen and Mae Alice (Johns) Coen. He served his country aboard the USS Antietam at the conclusion of WWII, receiving honorable discharge as a Corporal in 1949.

Sam was united in marriage to Miriam Amelia "Sissy" (Sandifer) Coen on Valentine's Day, 1954, and they were together 63 years until her death in 2017. Along with his parents and wife, Sam was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Grace Kass.

Sam joined the Teamsters' Union in 1954 and was an over-the-road truck driver for Graves Truck Line for 22 years prior to retirement in 1991. He was Past Master of Alpha Masonic Lodge #659 and was a very active member of Ararat Shrine Temple. Through the years at Ararat, Sam was a member of the Motor Escort, Mounted Guard (life member), Transporters, Director's Staff, Provost, served as an Ambassador and Assistant Director of Uniformed Units, and along with Sissy, served several years as a Potentate's Aide.

Sam and Sissy lived many years in the Liberty/Kearney area before moving to Harrisonville in 2009 to live near their granddaughter and be active cheerleaders for their great grandchildren at all their school and special events.

Sam leaves his son, Charles Lee Coen (Shoni, deceased); granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Mark Hart; great grandchildren and spouses, Ryan and Coressa Hart, Jenna and Brody Pitts; great-great granddaughter, Amelia Mae Hart; as well as extended family and many friends.

His unique personality, his ability to remember and masterfully tell stories and jokes, and his unwavering loyalty to family, friends, and the children served by his beloved Ararat Shrine will be greatly missed.

Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private. Sam will be laid to rest at Terrace Park Cemetery. Instead of sending flowers, Sam would prefer you consider a donation to the Ararat Shrine Cornerstone Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Service Information

Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private. Sam will be laid to rest at Terrace Park Cemetery. Instead of sending flowers, Sam would prefer you consider a donation to the Ararat Shrine Cornerstone Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Coen, Samuel Lee's Guestbook

So sorry to hear of Sam's passing he and Sissy both were very special did their hair when they lived out north always enjoyed visiting with them. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Kathy and John Schram

Kathy and John Schram

Ian sorry for your loss it’s all of our loss Sam was Avery good Shriner and a big help to me when I Was Potentate in 1993 we will all miss him

Robert beeler

So sorry for your loss. Sam was a dear friend, along with Sissie, thru the Shrine for may years. We have lots of fond memories and he will be missed 😪😪

Jan & Jerry Hess

I’m Ray Philpott’s widow. Met Sam and Sissy early in my dating Ray. Sam and Ray drove trucks together. Oh the stories ! I was so nervous to meet them but they welcomed me with open arms. Lots of great times with them. Never a dull moment with Sam around. We belong to some of the same Shrine Club - like the Transporter ( little trucks in parade) as Charter members like Sam and Sissy. Sure miss those time. Will light a candle at Church for Sam as I did for Sissy. Have meet you and your Dad probably don’t remember us but boy were the proud of you!

Kathy Philpott

SAM WAS A GOOD FRIEND, HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

Bob and Bruce Hicks

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