Ethel Emma Coy

Lee's Summit JournalJune 11, 2014 



Ethel Emma Coy, daughter of Edward and Gladys Kuhlman Alewel, greeted her Heavenly Father on June 7, while residing at her home in Lee’s Summit.

Ethel was born on May 25, 1927, in her parent’s home on the family farm located south of Concordia, Mo. She attended Ebenezer Elementary School for eight years. It was a one room school house, located about six miles south of Concordia. Later, she graduated from Concordia High School.

During the war time years Ethel moved to Kansas City, and worked for the Kansas City Quartermaster for four years. After the war she went to work with the McLaughlin Advertising Company in Kansas City for 34 years. In 1980 she married Weldon Coy, the love of her life. Together they enjoyed an active and abundant life together including traveling for many years around the United States and the world. Ethel enjoyed collecting dolls, from around the world during their travels. She enjoyed knitting and reading.

Ethel was a member of the Baptist Church of Concordia, Mo., but through the years she and Weldon attended Francis Street First United Methodist Church of St. Joseph, Mo.; and Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church.

Ethel is survived by her brother, Ralph Alewel (Pat) of Lee’s Summit; nieces, Celeste (Brent) of Blue Springs; Vicki (Terry) of Lee’s Summit; nephew, Jay Alewel, Raytown; step-son, Douglas Coy, Kansas City; and step-grandchildren, Jason Coy (Lacy) Kansas City, Laurie Coy, Cameron, Mo., Kimberly Cumming (David) Austin, Texas, Jenney Harr (John) Glen Allen, Va., Amy Kistler (Rob) Kansas City, and Kristy Smith (Ron) Cameron, Missouri.

Services will be 1 p.m. June 11, Francis Street First United Methodist Church, interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. June 10, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mrs. Coy will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Ethel has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory to the Francis Street First United Methodist Church of St. Joseph, Mo., or to The Wounded Warrior Project program.

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