|Margaret E. "Betty" McCoy, age 94, of Knoxville, Illinois died at 12:40 PM on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois.
She was born on November 6, 1918 in Carthage, Illinois the daughter of Allen G. and Kathryn Matthews Martin. She attended Knoxville Schools and then Browns Business College in Galesburg, Illinois. She married Eldon Shreeves in 1940, then married Myron G. McCoy on October 17, 1977 at the First Christian Church in Knoxville, Illinois.
Surviving is one son, David (Kathy) Shreeves of Knoxville, Illinois; one step-daughter, Pat Inness of Galesburg, Illinois; Eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Also surviving is a sister, Mary K .Olson of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, one step-son, Richard McCoy and one great grandson, Matt McCloskey.
After college she worked for the Knoxville High School, then Simpson Powellson Lumber Company as a bookkeeper in Knoxville, Illinois, then finally she worked for 10 years as secretary to the Knoxville City Clerk, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Knoxville, Illinois and active in the Sunshine Circle; Knoxville Women’s Club; and the Hobby Club. She was an avid reader.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Her son Rev. David Shreeves will be officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville. Interment will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Knoxville, Illinois or to the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurdhendricksfuneralhomes.com