January 20, 1919 ~ January 20, 2017
Jean Wible McCoy, 98, of Argonia, Kansas passed away on her birthday, Friday January 20th 2017. Jean was born January 20th, 1919 North of Caldwell, Kansas at the rural home of her parents Hugh and Augusta Reynolds Wible.
She attended Rural Hahn School for two years. When her older sister Frances was ready for High School, they went to Caldwell to school for one year and then to Wellington schools until Frances graduated. Jean returned to Caldwell for High School where she graduated as Salutatorian of her class in 1936. She received a scholarship to Wichita University and attended one year. She went to San Francisco the following year with her sister Frances. She worked at florist shops there and in Seattle for a period of time before returning to Wichita to work for Patsy Springer Florist for several years.
Jean married Leon McCoy on December 27th, 1940. When Leon enlisted in the Army where he attended Officers Training School at Fort Warren Wyoming, Jean went to Cheyenne and again worked as a florist. When Leon received an Honorable Discharge they returned to Kansas where they started farming, assisting both of their fathers who farmed. In 1957 they purchased the Albion Farm west of Argonia where they raised wheat and had a herd of Shorthorn cattle. In 1979 they moved to Argonia when their son Mark took over farm operations.
Jean worked at Hortons Furniture in Argonia part time, when the store moved to Wichita she started working full time in the accessory department for 35 years before retiring. Jean always enjoyed raising flowers around her home. She demonstrated her faith in God in how she treated others. She loved people and her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leon McCoy, daughter Janis Shunterman, Brothers Bert and Max Wible, Sister Frances Horton and her husband Frank.
She is survived by son Mark McCoy and wife Patsy of Argonia, son in law Leon Shunterman of Argonia, grandson Ryan McCoy and wife Julie of Garden Plain, granddaughters Shay White and husband Shawn of Argonia, Shannon Kuehny and husband Dillan of Caldwell, Shelby McCoy of Argonia, great granddaughter Emerson White of Argonia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Friends Church in Argonia, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in memory of Jean to the Argonia Cemetery Fund or to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association and left in care of the mortuary.
I am sorry for your loss.
Kendal Pulliam - 01/23/2017
First memories - 4H days at Freeport (Jean, Leon, Janis & Mark)
Since then many memories wth McCoy family as friends. K-State days with Mark. Getting to know Ryan as he grew up.
Fill your time with all the good memories. Jean leaves a strong legacy of how to treat others and she always reminded me of the word "dignity".
Bless you all,
Cindy Greenwood - 01/24/2017
I am so sorry for the loss of such a neat mom and grandmother. I'm sure Jean had a lot of pride in watching such a fun and close family grow through the years and that she was such a big part of it. Jean had a lot of spunk and passed that on to you and was fortunate to have so many years of watching you put it to good use. Argonia will miss her wit and humor.