MILNES, Elizabeth Catherine (Coy)

Date of birth: 22 Aug 1858 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 3 Oct 1944 Shelby County, Indiana

Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, October 4, 1944

Mrs. Milnes Dies Tuesday
Funeral Friday Afternoon At 
Edinburg Methodist Church
EDINBURG, Oct. 5 — Mrs. Elizabeth C. 
Milnes, age 86, died Tuesday afternoon 
at 5:15 at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Mary Stillabower, one and one-
half miles northeast of Wilson Corner 
in Shelby County, where she was 
visiting at the time of her death.
      Funeral services will be held 
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the 
Edinburg Methodist Church.  The 
Rev. Ray Bozell will conduct the
 services.  Burial will be made in 
Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Mrs. Milnes was the daughter of 
Samuel and Martha Anderson Coy and 
was born August 22, 1858.
      She was married to William T. 
Milnes, who with three children 
preceded her in death.  The survivors 
are the daughter, Mrs. Stillabower, 
and two sons, Alvin Milnes, Morristown, 
R. R., and Roy E. Milnes, Edinburg, 
R. R.  Eleven grandchildren and thirteen 
great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. 
Mary Coffman, Edinburg, who made her 
home with the deceased, and Mrs. Ardella 
Edward, of Clifford, and one brother, 
R. A. Coy, of Edinburg.
      Mrs. Milnes was a member of the New 
Bethel Christian Church, and as associate 
member of the Edinburg Methodist Church.  
Friends are invited to call at the late 
home, 306 South Main Street, Edinburg, 
after 7:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, October 4, 1944

Edinburg Woman Dies at 
Daughters Home in Shelby County
      Edinburg, Oct. 4 -- Mrs. Elizabeth C. Milnes, 
86, died at 5:15 o'clock Tuesday evening at 
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Stillabower in 
Shelby county.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock 
Friday afternoon at the Edinburg Methodist church, 
conducted by the Rev. Ray Bozell, and burial will 
be made at Rest Haven cemetery.
      Friends may call at the residence, 306 Main 
Street in Edinburg, after 7:30 o'clock tonight.
      Mrs. Milnes was born Aug. 22, 1858, in 
Bartholomew county and was married to William T. 
Milnes early in life.  They resided in Bartholomew 
county for a number of years until he retired from 
farming and they moved to Edinburg.
      Mr. Milnes died several years ago.
      They were the parents of six children, three 
of whom survive, Alvin L. Milnes of Morristown, 
Roy E. Milnes of Edinburg rural route, and Mrs. 
Stillabower of Shelby county.  Also surviving are 
11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters,
 Mrs. Mary Coffman of Edinburg and Mrs. Ardella 
Edwards of Clifford, and a brother, R.A. Coy of 
      Mrs. Milnes was a member of the New Bethel 

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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