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Dorothy Lee Coy

September 15, 1920 ~ August 16, 2018 (age 97)

Dorothy Lee Coy, 97, of Beardstown died Thursday, August 16th, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at her daughter Patricia’s home in Des Plaines, Illinois. She was born September 15, 1920, the daughter of Mae (Alderman) and Harry Lee Hubbell. She is also survived by her son Michael Lee (wife Mary Ellen) Coy of Missouri, grandson Thomas Allen Coy of Missouri, nephew Harry Edward Wegehoft of Texas and nephew Reverend Robert (wife Irene) Wegehoft of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Beatrice (Lawrence) Wegehoft. Dorothy graduated in 1938 from Beardstown High School where she received many awards and honors for her outstanding musical abilities as a flutist with both the high school and city band. After graduation she worked for the government in Chicago, Illinois and married Ben L. Coy on January 17, 1942 in Maywood, Illinois. They returned to Beardstown after World War II where they enjoyed 63 years together. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1983. She enjoyed doing cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting. She also enjoyed attending church at St. Peters Lutheran church in Arenzville, Illinois. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Reception will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown with Reverend John Ashcraft officiating. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Beardstown Fire and Ambulance or Step Out USA, INC., Attn: Maria Lagios, a not-for-profit organization that provides social, cultural, recreational and educational programs for adults with learning disabilities. Condolences may be left online at

Donations may be made to:

Beardstown Fire and Ambulance

Step Out USA, Inc.
8926 N. Greenwood Ave. #263, Niles IL 60714

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