Date of birth: 14 September 1888, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 26 July 1959, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Source: Columbus Evening Republican, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana July 27 1959
RALPH COY, 70, STRICKEN Ralph Coy, 70, a native of Bartholomew County, died at 4:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the Shanklin nursing home where he had been a patient for some time. Mr. Coy was born Oct. 1, 1888, in Bartholomew County the son of the late Samuel W. and Emma Barnhill Coy. On Dec. 27, 1911, he was married to Grace Waltz who died 28 March, 1958. He had been a resident of Columbus since retiring from farming in 1955. Before his retirement he was engaged in farming in Camp Atterbury area later moving to Rush County. In early life he was a mem- ber of the Kansas Church of Christ and later transferred his member- ship to the Center Christian Church in Rush County. He was a member of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star in Edin- burg. Survivors include two bro- thers, Aubrey Coy of Rushville route 1 and Dallas Coy of White- land route 1; and a sister, Mrs. Reba Boll of Route 4. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Edinburg Christian Church by Dr. T. K. Smith with burial at Rest Haven Cemetery. Masonic graveside rites will be held. The casket will be open at the Mutz Funeral Home in Edinburg until 12 o'clock Tuesday noon when it will be moved to the church to be open after 1 o'clock until time of the service.
Edinburg Daily Courier, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, July 27, 1959
Ralph Coy Dies Early Yesterday Ralph Coy, 70, died at 4:45 P.M. yesterday at the Shanklin Nursing Home, Columbus. Funeral services at the Edinburg Christian Church at 3:00 P.M. tomorrow will be conducted by the Reverend T. K. Smith. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery where there will be Masonic services. Friends may call at the Mutz Funeral Home after 3:00 P.M. until noon tomorrow and at the church after 1:00 P.M. Tuesday. Mr. Coy, a retired farmer, was born in Bartholomew County on October 1, 1888. His parents were Samuel W. and Emma Barnhill Coy. On December 7, 1911, he married Grace Waltz who died March 28, 1928 . Survivors are two brothers Aubrey, of Rushville and Dallas Coy of Whiteland, and a sister, Mrs. Reba Boll of R.R. 4, Columbus. Mr. Coy was a member of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge, the Edinburg Eastern Star and the Center Christian Church, Rush County.
Submitted by Mark Wirey
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