Mary P. Koning-Arts
Mary P. Koning-Arts age 87, died November 22, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary leaves her husband of 61 years Henri G. Arts, son Franklin R. Arts and his wife Karen; daughter Elaine A. Houghtaling and her husband Bob; son Luke J. Arts and his wife Maggie; 7 grandchildren – Jennifer, Sarah, Emily, Zachary, Dwight, Nicole, Alex and two great grandchildren, Luca and Xavier. Born in Java, Indonesia, she was the daughter of the late A.M. Nikolaas and Cornelia (Oldenbroek) Koning. Mary survived 3 ½ years in Japanese prison camp #10 in East Java, during WWII. She came to the United States in 1956 under the Eisenhower Refugee Act. Mary was a loving wife and a devoted mother who became known as Oma to those who loved her. She will be remembered for her patience, caring and artistic abilities that included beautifully quilted wall hangings as well as intricate embroidery work. Active in the lives of her grandchildren, Oma was a regular at swim meets and school activities. She was especially proud of her family and enjoyed the many gatherings that included a slokje or two. She leaves this world a better place. Funeral Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 8085 Saltsburg Road Suite 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15239 or the Children's Glaucoma Foundation 2 Longfellow Place Suite 201 Boston, Massachusetts 02114.
Elaine - 11/25/2015
Love you so much!
lee&kathy lerner - 11/29/2015
all our love to all of u in your time of need god bless
Al & Chris Peabody - 11/29/2015
Sorry for the loss of your mom.
Robert C. - 11/30/2015
Sorry to hear of Mrs. Arts passing, I'll always remember a very kind-hearted lady.
Richard Vincent - 12/04/2015
Henri and family...
Sorry for your loss.
Mim & Dick Vincent