John William Louis Coy

John Coy, of Shawnee, died on Tuesday, August 1st at the Kansas City Hospice after a short illness. He was born in Kansas City on November 22, 1928, son of John Gaston and Marie (Samuelson) Coy. John worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 54 years mostly as an engineer. He was honored by the railroad for his long and faithful service. John was an avid participant in local railroad hobbyist activities and enjoyed attending national railroad conventions, especially in retirement. John will be remembered for his warm personality, his friendliness and great, good sense of humor. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Margaret and is survived by his wife Kathryn and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. John’s family is most appreciative of Shawnee Mission Hospital for the excellent care and effort given to him.





.A memorial service will be held at 9:30 AM on Sunday, August 20 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 4805 West 67th Street; Prairie Village, Kansas.





Contributions may be made to Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry, 3031 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64109 or KC Hospice House, 12000 Wornall RD, Kansas City, MO 64145.

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4 Comments on “John William Louis Coy”

  1. Bruce Adams Says:

    My condolences to John’s family and friends.
    He will be greatly missed by everyone who enjoyed his humor and stories.

  2. Mark Tweeddale Says:

    I am VERY SORRY to hear of John’s passing. I didn’t worked for the railroad but John and I shared a passion for it. Seeing John at model railroad shows in the KC area always got me a warm smile, a firm hand shake and a tale or two of what was going on in the REAL WORLD of railroading. He was NEVER too busy to stop and talk with friends and make new aquaintences. John was TRULY a nice man. NEVER profane. ALWAYS kind. I KNOW he will be missed by his family and EVERYONE who knew him. My most sincere condolences.

  3. Mel Wilson Says:

    John was a good friend and mentor. I trained with John in engine service after hiring with the Santa Fe. I enjoyed very much the opportunity to work with him. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and my prayers are with his family. God bless all of you

  4. Philip Wessel Says:

    Sorry to hear, John was a fine fellow, and a fine railroad friend. He amazed me with his ability to continue his job with the railroad well past the age most of us wanted to retire. And he did it with perfection, and with gentleman ways that I had much admiration for. Thank god for them good old guys that showed us the way.

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