Terry Jo Coy

Glen Carbon | Monday, January 18 2016

Terry Jo Coy, 53, of Glen Carbon, lover of family, animals (particularly horses and dogs), silly movies and coffee was called home January 18, 2016.

She is being welcomed home by those family members that preceded her with a glutinous Easter style pot-luck.  In keeping with family tradition, a table is filled with assorted cold cuts, multiple loaves of white bread, deviled eggs, potato salads (at least three different varieties), one incredible seven layer dip, and unlimited refills of iced tea (sweet or unsweet).  A second table contains nothing but chips and desserts.  Calories exist only on earth.  Joining her at the shindig are her mother Martha (Howard),  aunts Norma (French) and Ruby (Clark), uncle Ken (Reeves) and cousin Danny(French)….he will want to know how we are all doing.  Eating is most likely a challenge as her beloved four-legged friends Max and Bailey are undoubtedly on her lap.

Those left missing her presence at the Earthly celebration of her life include her husband Richard, daughters Taylor (Coy) and Sara (Schaecher), son Brandon (Kahre), son-in-law Corey (Schaecher), mother-in-law Grace (Coy), sister-in-law Beth (Abbott), grandchildren Samantha and Clayton (Schaecher), brother Matt (Howard), seventy-five pound “lap dog” Roo, and too many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to name here without having to publish in volumes.

Never being one to sit and do nothing, post pot-luck activities will include a long horseback ride on one of Heaven’s amazing beaches, games of Pictionary, Telestrations or perhaps Pinochle or Rummy Royal with those she hasn’t seen in too long.  Although winding down watching Arthur, Jurassic Park or Private Eyes could also be a possibility.

Although she excelled professionally at these things while here, she no longer need to concern herself with software development, project management, medical billing, banking software, or then insanely complex practices and procedures required to be “Medicare Compliant.”

Those who would like to join the celebration of Terry’s life are invited to meet at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 7372 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL on Saturday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

The memories you gain riding a horse in nature will never fade.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the DuBois Center, so that others may discover and share her joy of riding and caring for horses. Condolences may be expressed online at

Obit Provided By:
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home

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