Coco married Jim on December 28, 1974. In those 46 years, they were rarely seen apart. They loved traveling to Florida together, especially Sanibel Island. They were true soulmates and an example of what true love looks like.
Coco was a devoted mother to Shannon and Matt. She was always in the stands to watch Matt play every sport and was his biggest fan. As a dance/cheer mom, she was proficient in high ponies and full face makeup. She never said no to a pool party and always had a full spread of snacks. Coco was often a second mother to many of Shannon and Matt’s friends during grade school, high school, college, and beyond.
Quinn, Coco’s granddaughter, was the light of her life. She spent the last 10 ½ years spoiling and doting on her. There was no such thing as the word “no” if it pertained to Quinn.
Coco took the role of big sister seriously and she did it with pride. She loved her younger twin sister and brother, Sandy and Pat, with all her heart. And oh, the stories these three could tell when they got together. They would roar with laughter until they were in tears.
Coco, or Coke as many of her friends called her, cherished her friendships. Coco was known to spend hours on the phone chatting and laughing with her friends. And of course, she was always up for playing games and trivia.
Coco’s true passion and calling was her role as Mrs. Price. Teaching was her life’s purpose and for 39 years she excelled in the classroom. During her time as a teacher, she developed many strong bonds with her coworkers, mentored numerous student teachers, and won awards and accolades for her excellence in teaching. Mrs. Price loved her students inside and outside of the classroom. Once they became her students, they were always hers. Mrs. Prices’ big heart left a lasting impact on so many in her community. Her family takes comfort in knowing her memory and kindness will live on in the hearts of everyone she touched.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde French and Bessie Elanor, nee Walling, Martin.
Surviving are her dear husband, Jimmie L. Price;
a daughter, Shannon (Dane) Brueggemann;
a son, Matthew Price (Rita Fountain);
her granddaughter, Quinn Brueggemann;
a sister, Sandra Martin Goetting;
and a brother, Patrick Martin.
Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Elementary Education Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing and a limited number of visitors at any one time, will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Rick Mortimer officiating.