Barbara J. McCoy, 87, of Van Wert passed away at her residence July 9, 2020 surrounded by her 4 children.
Barbara was truly one of a kind. She was an involved member of the community, a lifetime member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Van Wert Moose Lodge.
Barbara was heavily involved in the VFW women's auxiliary, enjoyed attending conventions and walking in parades. She loved to bowl Monday nights.
Barbara worked at Teleflex for many years and was playfully dubbed "B*tch Number One" by her affectionate co-workers.
Barbara loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders where her son Ken graduated from college.
She owned a cheesehead and was proud to support the Green Bay Packers.
Barbara is fondly remembered for making hot chocolate on cold winter mornings for the Anthony Wayne Elementary School safety patrol where her children attended.
She was an involved band parent, a supportive mom and a loving grandmother. She will be missed by many.
Barbara is survived by her children: Linda (Thomas) Brown of Mendon OH; Kenneth (Chuck) McCoy of Philadelphia PA; Mary McCoy of Van Wert OH; Kelly (Joel Adam) Vanlandingham of Decatur IN; one step-son: James (Linda) McCoy of Winston-Salem, NC; one sister: Elaine Beech of Arlington, Ohio; two grandchildren: Andrew (Carly) McCoy of Edwardsburg, Michigan; and Alexandria (Christian) Morris of Decatur, Indiana; two step-grandchildren Joshua McCoy and Tera Miller; three step-great grandchildren, Shilah, Sequoia and Sierra; and two step-great-great grandchildren: Willow and Alyxandria.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Hazel (Crawford) Smith of Findlay; her husband, John V. McCoy of Van Wert, and five brothers and sisters.
A celebration of life will be held at the Van Wert VFW Banquet Hall from 1-3 PM on July 25th, 2020.
Friends are encouraged to attend and share their memories of Barbara.
Preferred memorials are in Barbara's name to the Van Wert VFW Women's Auxiliary, 111 N. Shannon St., Van Wert, OH 45891.
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