Elizabeth Mary (Vreeland) Koning, age 86, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at home in Indian Land, SC. Mrs. Koning was born June 27, 1933 in Paterson, NJ the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Elizabeth (Barr) Vreeland. She lived in Indian Land and was formerly of Paterson, NJ and Stanhope, NJ. Before retiring, she was employed by Union Carbide, Wayne, NJ as a Secretary. Bess was a Den mother for the Cub scouts at St. Gerard's in Paterson. Mrs. Koning was active in her Catholic faith. Bess loved the beach, reading a good book, going on walks and playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her devoted daughter Mary Beth Meyer, loving sons Joseph and his wife Dawn, Arthur and his wife Nancy, and her son-in-law Bill Skillen; her cherished grandchildren Paul, Beth, Kimberley, Ryan, Julia, Joseph and his wife Stephanie, and David; her great-grandchildren Sage, Lizzie, Domenick, Sophia, Joey, Christina, Sara, Joey and James; her dear sisters Jane Salmanowitz and Mary Ann Dowling; as well as 24 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Henry, her daughter: Patty Skillen and her two sisters Carol Hunt and Arthea Gill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.st.jude.org
A memorial service will be announced at a future date.