COY, John Wilbur

Date of birth: 6 June 1887, Brown County, Indiana

Date of death: 21 April 1951, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, April 23, 1951

J. Wilbur Coy, 63, Dies At Edinburg
Funeral Services Set For 2:30 P.M., Wednesday
EDINBURG, April 23  J. Wilbur Coy, 
63, died suddenly Saturday night at 
his home, 710 South Pleasant Street, 
after three years of failing health.  
Death was due to coronary occlusion.
      Funeral services are to be 
conducted at the Edinburg Christian 
Church at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday 
afternoon.  The Rev. Ray Bozell, 
pastor of the Old Union Church, 
will conduct the rites and burial 
is to be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
      The body has been returned 
to the late residence from the Van-
divier Funeral Home in Franklin 
and friends may call any time.  
They are invited to attend the rites.
      Born June 6, 1887 in Brown 
County, he was the son of William 
F. and Eliza Wirey Coy.  He lived 
at the place of his birth until 1927 
when he moved to his present home.
Moves to Edinburg
      Mr. Coy had been a farmer until 
he moved into Edinburg and after that 
he did custom farming.
      He was married to Flossie Wray 
at Nashville, March 3, 1909, and they 
were the parents of nine children.  
Two preceded the father in death.
      Those surviving with the widow 
are Mrs. Ardith Stillabower, of Atwood, 
Ill.; Virgil Coy, of Hope; Orville Coy, 
of Trafalgar; Mrs. Ruth Bula, Edinburg; 
Kenneth Coy, Estel Coy, of Franklin; 
and Mrs. Pauline Burtis, of Indianapolis.
      Also remaining are 13 grandchildren, 
Allen, Donald, and Carol Coy, of Hope; 
Glenn, Gary and Dale Coy, of Trafalgar; 
Janet and Wayne Bula, of Edinburg; Karl, 
Patty, Linda, Michael Coy, and Marilyn 
Coy, of Franklin.
      He was a member of the New Bethel 
Church in Brown County.

Source: Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, April 24, 1951

Coy Funeral Set Wednesday
NATIVE OF BROWN COUNTY DIES AT 
HOME IN EDINBURG SATURDAY
EDINBURG, April 24 - Funeral services 
for Wilbur Coy, 63, who died at 11:00 
o'clock Saturday night at his home on 
South Pleasant Street in Edinburg fol-
lowing a long illness, will be held 
at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at 
the Edinburg Christian Church.
      The Rev. Ray Bozell will be in 
charge of the rites and burial will be 
made at Rest Haven Cemetery.  The cas-
ket will be at the Coy home this evening.
      Mr. Coy, a native of Brown County, 
was a farmer before his retirement se-
veral years ago.
      Surviving are his wife, the former 
Flossie Wray; three daughers, Mrs. Roscoe 
Stallsworth of Atwood, Ill., Mrs. Stanley 
Bula of Edinburg and Mrs. Russel Burtis 
of Indianapolis; and four sons, Virgil 
Coy of Hope, Orville Coy of Trafalgar, 
Kenneth Coy of Franklin route 5 and 
Estal Coy of Amity.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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