COY, Ralph E.

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, 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 
      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-
      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 
      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, 
      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 
      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 [1958].
      Survivors are two brothers Aubrey, 
of Rushville and Dallas Coy of Whiteland, 
and a sister, Mrs. Reba Boll of R.R. 4, 
      Mr. Coy was a member of the Nineveh 
Masonic Lodge, the Edinburg Eastern Star 
and the Center Christian Church, Rush 

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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