L. Alberta McCoy, 93, longtime Chanute resident, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 in McKinney, Texas after a long illness. She was a lifetime resident of the Erie and Chanute, before moving to McKinney, Texas in 2008 to be near her daughter.
Alberta was born on Jan. 30, 1919 in Erie, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret Alice Harral Hurford.
She was united in marriage to Clifford McCoy on March 23, 1939 in Iola. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Alberta was a longtime member of the First Christian Church, serving as a Deacon. She was a volunteer at the Neosho Memorial Hospital and served in the community and other organizations for many years.
She worked in retail in downtown Chanute and later she and Clifford owned the McCoy Western Store.
Alberta is survived by her sons, Raymond and his wife, Chyrl, of Cordova, Tenn.; Ken and his wife, Roz, Chanute; a daughter, Debbie Mishler and her husband, Mark, Princeton, Texass; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clifford, three sisters and five brothers.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the First Christian Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute.
Memorials in her name may be made to God’s Pantry at the First Christian Church, Chanute Relay for Life, or Alzheimer’s Foundation and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com