Coy E. Shinn, 83 of Traer died Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer of natural causes. Services were held on Monday, August 16 at Ripley United Church of Christ in Traer with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville.
Coy Ermalee Shinn was born September 17, 1926 in Lineville, to Virgil and Elfleeta (Osborn) Bright. She attended Lineville School and graduated with her class in 1932. She continued her education at AIB in Des Moines. On February 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Ralph Shinn in Lineville. They made their home in the Lineville, Buckingham later moving to Traer. Coy was employed at Brandt's Grocery Store, was an assistant to Dr. Bezman and in later years was a secretary at the Roan and Powell Law Office until her retirement. She was a member of the Ripley United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary. She also wrote the Legion Auxiliary Newsletter receiving two awards at the state level. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking and was an avid fisherman. Coy's death came on Thursday, August 12 at Sunrise Hill Care and Rehab Center at the age of 83 years. Coy is preceded in death by her parents and step dad Don Austin; sister Mary Lou Bethel and grandson Garrett Shinn. She is survived by her husband Ralph of Traer; sons Larry (Jackie) Shinn of Waterloo and Jerry (Bonnie) Shinn of Reinbeck; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a brother Bill (Wanda) Bright of Mountain View, Mo. Coy will be greatly missed by her family. Memorials may be directed to the family.