COY, Wilber A.

Date of birth: 21 January 1895, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 6 October 1954, Whiteland, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, October 7, 1954

Wilber A. Coy Dies Wednesday
WHITELAND, Oct. 7. – Death 
came to Wilber A. Coy, a 
farmer in this community, 
Wednesday afternoon at 
4:45 o'clock, in his home 
west of here.
      He had been ill for 
the past six weeks.
      Funeral services 
are to be conducted at 
1:30 o'clock Saturday 
afternoon in the Flinn 
& Maguire funeral home 
at Franklin.  The Rev. 
Ray Bozell, pastor of the 
Old Union Christian Church, 
will be in charge of the 
services and burial will 
take place in Greenlawn 
Cemetery.
      The body will be re-
turned to the late residence 
where friends may call any 
time Friday and until noon 
Saturday.  They are invited 
to attend the rites.
  Lived in Atterbury Area
      Mr. Coy was the son 
of Jesse T. and Margaret 
E. Neville Coy, and was 
born Jan 21, 1895, in Bar-
tholomew County.  He lived 
the greater part of his 
life in the area where Camp 
Atterbury is now situated 
and had been a life-long 
farmer.
      The remainder of 
his life was spent on the 
farm where he was residing 
at the time of his death.
      Mr. Coy was a member 
of the New Bethel Christian 
Church which is in the camp 
area.
      In 1914 he was married 
to Jettie Stout and they were 
the parents of two children.  
Mrs. Coy’s death occurred 
on June 4, 1938.  He then 
married Lora Smith on May 
14, 1949.
      She survives with a 
son, Virgil Coy, of White-
land; a daughter, Mrs. Mar-
jorie E. Ward, of Franklin; 
three grandchildren, Kenneth 
Coy, of Whiteland and Marilyn 
Ward and Merrill Ward, of 
Franklin.
      Others remaining are 
three sisters, Mrs. Iva 
Wray, Mrs. Pearl Royse, 
of Franklin, and Mrs. Effie 
Yoder, of Shelbyville.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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