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Newspaper Clipping hand printed date 1927

"Doc" Loy Dies This Morning at Fort Recovery

Bone Tumor of the Hip Proves Fatal to Aged Ohio Man

   Plena T. Loy, better known as "Doc" Loy, died at his home in Ft. Recovery, at 4 o'clock this morning from a bone tumor of the hip.  Mr. Loy had been confined to his bed since March from the disease. The deceased was a son of Adam and Sarah (Bickel) Loy, and was born in Jay county, September 1, 1857, and at the time of his death had reached the age of 70 years, 2 months and 4 days. 

   He was united in marriage to Matilda Mitchell, December 14, 1882, who survives him.  One daughter, Opal, wife of I.C. Rockwell, of north of Ft. Recovery, also survives.  One daughter, Mrs. Ethel Schultz, preceded him in death.  There are five living grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister Libby, wife of William Nelson, of this city, and one half-sister, wife of Adam Lee (sic).  One full sister and three half-brothers are dead. 

   Mr. Loy spent the greater part of his life in Jay county, moving to Ft. Recovery about nine years ago. 

   Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Christian Church at Ft. Recovery.  The services will be held at 1:30 o'clock, Ohio, time or 12:30 o'clock Indiana time.  Interment will be made in Green Park Cemetery.

Submitted to Jay Co., IN website 3/2003

Newspaper clipping - estimated date 1927


The subject of this brief sketch, Plena, "Doc" T. Loy, son of Adam and Sarah (Bickel) Loy, was born in Jay County, Indiana, September 1, 1857, and departed this life at his late home in Ft. Recovery, O., Monday, December 5, 1927, about 4 A.M. he being at the time of his departure 70 years, 3 months and 4 days. 

   On December 14, 1882, he was happily married to Matilda Mitchell. To this union there were born two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. Ethel Shultz, preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by the father, mother, one full sister and three half brothers.


 He leaves to mourn his going, the devoted wife, one daughter, Mrs. Opal, wife of I.C. Rockwell, of near Ft. Recovery, Ohio, five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Libby, wife of William Nelson of Portland, Ind., and one half sister, Mrs. Adam Lee of Jay County, Ind., his many other relatives and friends and his brethren in the church.   He was well and favorable known he having spent the greater part of his life in Jay County, having moved to Ft. Recovery, Ohio, some nine years ago.  Religiously he was a member of the Disciples Church, and had been for years being an ardent believer in the merits of the saving power of the Christ of God.  Throughout all the nine months of his intense suffering he was a patient example of what the grace of God can do for the heart of a man.  He was a loyal husband, a loving father and good citizen, and will be greatly missed by all his dear ones. 

   The funeral was conducted from the Ft. Recovery, Ohio, Disciples Church, Wednesday, December 7, 1927, at 1:30 P.M. by the Rev. J. H. Nall, pastor of the Portland U.B. church, with interment in Green Park Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We desire in this manner to express our heartfelt thanks to all our neighbors and friends for their kindness to our husband and father while he was with us and to us both before and since his going. We appreciate the beautiful floral tributes also, more than words can express.

Signed, Mrs. Plena T. Loy, the wife
Mrs. I.C. Rockwell, daughter

Submitted by: Mary Lou Hudson

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