NOVEMBER 11, 1919 - AUGUST 15, 1999

Maxine Marie McCoy, Osawatomie, died Sunday, Aug 15, 1999 in Heritage Manor at age 79.

Born Nov. 11, 1919 in the Osawatomie, she was the youngest of three children of Harry Harrison and Lena Esther (Pease) Boling. She grew up in Osawatomie, attended local schools and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1937.

On April 15, 1939 she married Charles McCoy in Paola. They became the parents of five children. In the 1950s she went to work as a psychiatric aide at Osawatomie State Hospital and continued there for 10 years.

After the family moved to Kansas City in 1960 she worked as a psychiatric aide at the University of Kansas Medical Center for two years. In 1969 the McCoys returned to Osawatomie where she worked in local nursing homes. Her husband, Charles, died in 1982.

For the last few years of her life, she was a friend and companion to Tom Grover, who preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osawatomie and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees.

In addition to her husband, those preceding her in death included two brothers, Harold Boling and Keith Boling, and a granddaughter, Glenda McCoy.

Survivors include two sons, Harry McCoy of Houston and Charles McCoy of Hot Springs, Ark.; three daughters, Christina Ault of Kansas City, Mo., Mildred Storms of Osawatomie and Sue Lammers of Green; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was held Aug. 19 in Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Baily officiating.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Kenneth Spurgeon, Bill Storms, Chad Storms, Brian Spurgeon, Kyle Spurgeon, Justin McCoy and Allen McCoy. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery.

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