COY, Ira Matthew

Date of birth: 24 Sep 1873 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 9 Sep 1964 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana September 10, 1964

Ira M. Coy Rites To Be Conducted Saturday Afternoon
EDINBURG - Ira M. Coy, retired rural mail carrier, 
died at his home, 402 Keeley Street, Wednesday night 
about 8:30 o'clock, after an extended illness.
      Funeral services will be conducted in the Edinburg 
Methodist Church Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. 
B. J. Renner, in charge of the services.  Burial will be 
made in Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Mutz Funeral Home at any 
time after 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and after 12:30 
p.m. at the church.  They are invited to attend the rites.
      Mr. Coy was born Sept. 24, 1873, in Bartholomew 
County and his parents were the late Matthew and 
Rebecca Poe Coy.
      His first wife was Vinnie McQueen and after her 
death, he married the former Barbara Ott in 1916.  
      For 34 years, Mr. Coy had been a rural mail carrier 
and retired in 1930.  
      He was a member of the Edinburg Methodist Church 
where he was an active worker and a member of the 
Taylorsville Red Men Lodge.
      The survivors are the widow, three daughters and 
four sons who are Mrs. James H. Stout, Raymond Coy, 
of Franklin; Ezra Coy, of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Eugene Riley, 
of Columbus; Meredith Coy, of Edinburg; Dwight Coy 
and Mrs. Thomas Winter, of Detroit, Mich.
      Others who remain are 14 grandchildren; 28 great-
grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. L.A. Wirey, of Franklin. 

Source: Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana September 10, 1964

IRA M. COY, 90, EDINBURG, DIES AT HOME
      EDINBURG -- Ira M. Coy, 90, a retired rural mail carrier, 
died about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his Edinburg home after 
1-year illness.  Mr. Coy lived at 402 Keeley street.
      He was a mail carrier 34 years in the rural area around 
Edinburg until retiring in 1939.
      Born Sept. 24, 1873, in Bartholomew county, he was 
the son of Matthew and Rebecca Poe Coy.  He married the 
former Miss Vinnie McQueen early in life and in 1918 married 
the former Miss Barbara Ott.  She survives.
      He belonged to the Edinburg Methodist church and the Taylors-
ville Redmen's lodge.
      Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James Stout of 
Franklin rural route, Mrs. Eugene Riley of 2524 Pearl Street 
and Mrs. Thomas Winter of Detroit; four sons, Meredith and 
Raymond Coy, both of Franklin, Ezra D. Coy of Miami, Fla., 
and Dwight L. Coy of Detroit, Mich; a sister, Mrs. L.A. Wirey 
of Franklin, 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
      The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Edinburg 
Methodist church with burial at Rest Haven cemetery.  Rev. 
B. J. Renner, minister of the church, will conduct the rites. 
      Persons may call at the Mutz Funeral home in Edinburg 
after 2 p.m. Friday until 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the body 
will be taken to the church.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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