Sharon Rae Koenig

  • Born: January 4, 1938
  • Died: April 25, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Market Street

635 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel. (317) 387-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Sharon by adding your memories and photos.

Sharon Rae McCoy Koenig
77, of Indianapolis died April 25, 2015. Sharon was born on January 4, 1938 in Monona County, Iowa to the late Delbert W. and Ethel Mary Cox McCoy. She was a graduate of Hays High School in Iowa and married Arthur Koenig on June 8, 1957. She worked for American Airlines in New York and later owned and operated an in home day care for over 25 years in Bloomington, Indiana. Sharon was also a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Arthur Koenig in 2014. She is survived by her sons William J, Robert A, Richard T. Koenig, daughter Rebecca Koenig, grandchildren Robert A. Koenig Jr., Amanda R. King, Matthew J. Koenig, Sarah E. Koenig, great grandchildren Lucas Stout-King, Josephine Rae King, Liam Joseph Koenig, a sister in law Mary J. McCoy, and two nephews Kevin McCoy, Jason McCoy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday May 5th at 2:00pm in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery Chapel, 9001 Haverstick Rd, Indianapolis. Burial will follow the services in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 5th from 10am-12noon at Flanner and Buchanan- Market St. 635 E. Market St, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Sharon's memory to St. Francis Hospice or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Family and friends may sign Sharon's online guest book or share a memory at


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Thanks to everyone who took time to sign this guest book. I'm embarrassed to say I never heard the phrase 'Sharon's School' until after my mother's passing. I don't know how many children my mother helped take care of. But it's clear it's one of her enduring legacies." Bill Koenig, son, May 12, 2015

Posted by Bill Koenig - Commerce Township, MI - Son   May 13, 2015


So sad to hear the news of Sharon's passing. I remember Sharon's School. My mom always said when I was younger that when I got in trouble at home I would say "Sharon likes me she thinks I'm nice." She was a wonderful woman took great care of my brother, sister and I as well as friends we made while we were there. She will be dearly missed.

Posted by Cassie Greaves-Dillon - Taylor, MI   May 04, 2015

Bill, Bob, Richard, Becky and family,
My deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother and your father last year. I will always remember your family and the great times we had growing up on Cascades Drive.

John Walker

Posted by John Walker - Ellettsville, IN, IN - Friends   May 04, 2015

I am so thankful that your mother provided me with safe, fun, and loving care. I have many funny, sweet, random memories that fill me with warmth when I think of the several years I spent at "Sharon's School." I loved when she made us mac-n-cheese and fish sticks for lunch, playing in the evergreen "fort" near the bike trail in the backyard, coloring or playing with blocks at the perfectly sized wooden, round table. I think of her when I see owl decor or smell Lysol. I remember when Dick had to climb a tree to rescue one of the boys who had climbed up, but was afraid to come back down. And Becky, taking me on an outing (I think she had to run an errand), but I felt so special getting to go along. Sharon cared so well for all of us and we were blessed to have her.

Posted by Stephanie Nichols Lookenbill - Plano, TX   May 03, 2015

So sorry for your loss. My three children attended Sharon's school over a total of 14 yrs. We all have fond memories if how wonderful she was. My sincere condolences - Dianne Greaves

Posted by Dianne Greaves - South Bend, IN   May 03, 2015

There are not words for me to express how much I appreciated your mother and all she did for so many children in what became known as "Sharon's School," I have so many memories of not only her care for my child, but our conversations as mothers and women. Even though many years have passed, I will miss her, but every time I drive along the By-Pass at 10th Street in Bloomington, I think of the Koenig home. Please accept our sympathy. (Bob, we did not forget that you played football for Coach and Becky we remember you helping with all the day-care kids.) Love to your family.

Posted by Coach Wayne and Janet Nichols - Bloomington, IN - Friend   May 03, 2015


I love you Mom.

Posted by Becky Koenig - Indianapolis, IN - daughter   May 01, 2015

Rest in Peace Mom

Posted by Bob Koenig - Denver, CO - Son   April 29, 2015

My sincere condolences and prayers to everyone! It was so enjoying to see all the pictures of Sharon growing up! And all the family pics! Enjoy the memories!

Posted by Mary Koenig Walker - Beloit, KS - Cousin - Jim Koenig   April 29, 2015

Dear Koenig Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881

Posted by Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN   April 28, 2015

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