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Helen Opal Coy

January 21, 1927 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 92)

Helen Opal Coy, 92, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019 at the Gardens of Western Reserve.  Helen was born on January 21, 1927 in Cuyahoga Falls, daughter of the late Melville and Ethel Coy.  She worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Editor at the Akron Beacon Journal where she retired with over 50 years of service.  Helen attended and was a member of Riverside Alliance Church for over 70 years. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple Golden Agers where she enjoyed many travel adventures.  She was an active volunteer with the Haven of Rest Ministries for over 50 years and received the Woman of the Year Award in 1992, from the Haven of Rest Auxiliary.  Helen began her musical career at age three in the Akron area churches as a vocalist and continued serving the Lord Jesus Christ through her music ministry sharing her talents as a pianist and organist.  Her greatest joy in life was serving the Lord Jesus Christ, through her music ministry and enjoying her family.  

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Olin and Virginia Coy.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Dan (Denise) Coy, Don (Pam) Coy, Cindy (John) Casper and Linda (Greg) Kolat; as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and many good friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Gardens of Western Reserve and The Gardens of Western Reserve Hospice for their love and care shown to Helen.  

Visitation for will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 10:30-11:30 am, memorial service immediately to follow at 11:30 am at the Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.  She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308.  To view tribute video, send condolences or sign the guest book visit
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