Date of death: 23 Feb 1914 Kansas, Bartholomew Co., IN
Franklin Democrat 27 Feb 1914
Mrs. Matilda Coy, widow of Samuel Coy, died at her home in the Kansas neighborhood south of Nineveh, Monday morning. She was eighty-three years of age and her death was sudden. She is survived by six sons and three daughters.
Columbus Evening Republican 23 Feb 1914
MRS. COY HAS SUDDEN DEATH AT SON'S HOME
Dies Soon After Last Midnight From a Stroke of Apoplexy - Had reached 83 years of age.
Mrs. Patsey Coy an aged woman who had reached the extreme age of fourscore and three years, died suddenly some time soon after last midnight at the home of her son, Wess Coy, who lives in this county about ten miles southwest of Edinburg. She became sick soon past midnight and before a physician could reach the place she died. Dr. White, of Edinburg, was called and stated that death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy.
Announcement of the death was made to Coroner L.E. Bracken, of this city this morning, but after talking with Dr. White about the symptoms of the case and considering the age of the woman and all points of the evidence he considered it was not necessary to make a coroner case out of the death and so Dr. White signed the death certificate, stating the death was caused by apoplexy. The family is very widely respected in the community and it was said the woman had suffered a stroke of paralysis on a former occasion.
The husband of Mrs. Coy died about 20 years ago. During the past few weeks the aged woman had been visiting at the homes of some of her children who live in the neighborhood near where she died.
She is survived by five children. They are Mrs. William Milnes, of Edinburg; Robert Coy, of Johnson County; Wess Coy, with whom she was living at the time of her death; Allen Coy, who lives in the neighborhood; and two other sons who are located in the west. It was not known here today when the funeral would be held.