E. Catherine Watson Coy

March 18, 2024

E. Catherine Watson Coy, 95, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away on March 18, 2024 at her home. She was born October 24, 1928 in Frankfort, Ind. to William O. & Mildred M. (Tolle) Keever. She married Harry Watson on October 2, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1991.  She then married Harold Coy on November 28, 1993 and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Catherine attended Frankfort High School. A lifelong Frankfort resident, she worked as a veterinary assistant for Dr. Hendrickson, Dr. Northrop and Dr. Hiland.  She had also worked at Frito Lay.  Catherine was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.  She was active in the Home Study Club and formerly worked as a Pink Lady.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 Noon-2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Kevin Alber will officiate the service. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 900 S. Maish Rd. Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Daughters: Janie (Bob) Shurr of Kokomo Doris (Monte) Richey of Michigantown, Sons: Jack (Connie) Watson of Frankfort, Gordon (Kim) Watson of Frankfort, 20 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and 13 Great Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to her spouses and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Anne Kingery in 1980, brother, Kenneth Keever, sisters, Wanetta June Small, Mary Morris and Dorothy Northern.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “E. Catherine Watson Coy”

  1. Monty McDivitt March 19, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    Catherine was a kind a beautiful soul! Condolences from the McDivitt Family.

  2. Jo Ellen Clark March 19, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Doris, my sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mother. Sending prayers that memories from happier times will help you through your sadness.

  3. Jeffrey Lee Cox March 19, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jeff and Kathy Cox

    • Bob & Janie Shurr March 20, 2024 at 11:15 am

      Thank you so much for your kindness, Jeff & Kathy! We are thankful for sweet friends!

  4. Vickie Robinson Koppelmann March 19, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    Wow such a wonderful lady that I have so many good memories with as a child growing up. I will always remember Catherine as a woman who was always smiling and caring for her family. Happy to know she had a great 95 years on this earth to love and give to others. Prayers and hugs to the family for your loss of such a wonderful woman.

    • Bob & Janie Shurr March 20, 2024 at 11:10 am

      Thank you, Vickie for your comments, love and support!

  5. Cindy Buntin March 19, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    I knew Catherine, she was Mary Ann Watsons mother, and I was at their house a lot! Such a sweet lady, prayers for her family.

    • Bob & Janie Shurr March 20, 2024 at 11:12 am

      Thank you for remembering, Cindy! Yes, our home was an open door to love!

  6. Bob and Darin March 19, 2024 at 11:52 pm

    We will miss all of the fun times playing cards and games at your kitchen tables, sharing your delicious butterscotch delight! Memories we will never forget.

    • Bob & Janie Shurr March 20, 2024 at 11:13 am

      YES, those are precious memories; and thank you for visiting her when you were back in Indiana!
      We love you!

  7. Susie Mitchell Walker March 20, 2024 at 10:55 am

    Janie Doris Gordon Jack: The Mitchell kids always thought of your mom as our mom too growing up. Our hearts are filled with wonderful fun memories of Catterlin Street. Please know you are all in our prayers. Andy, Bruce, Susie and Mike

    • Bob & Janie Shurr March 20, 2024 at 11:14 am

      Hi Mitchell Kids! YES, we certainly had good family times together! Thank you for sharing! You are precious.

  8. Linda Rentschler March 20, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    Such fond memories growing up in the old neighborhood with the Watson family. Catherine was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 21, 2024 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, Linda! We appreciate your kind reflections of years gone by and the fun we had!

  9. Mickey Smith March 20, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Oh how much fun it was to be a kid and go to the Watson house. Catherine was like a second mother… always so soft spoken… we kids always felt so comfortable at the Watson house… so many boys and girls of all ages in and out… how did she keep up with all of us… God love her … she did…
    Janie, Jack, Doris and Gordie…. my heart hurts for ya all
    Love Mickey (Miller) Smith

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 21, 2024 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Michelle (Mickey)!! Thanks for remembering and sharing our childhood fun….seems like we always had friends over and like you said in and out….sometimes she was the biggest kid of us all!

  10. Mary Jane Jarboe March 21, 2024 at 6:55 pm

    Doris, Janie, Jack and Gordon- So sorry for your loss. Catherine was so kind, always smiling. Her smile lit up the room. So many good times and happy memories of a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Jim and Mary Jane Jarboe

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 24, 2024 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you Jarboe family! Yes, we share happy family memories! It is good to hear from you and thank you for reaching out!

  11. Liz Harmon Thompson March 21, 2024 at 10:04 pm

    Janie so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 24, 2024 at 5:22 pm

      LIZ!!! I am so happy to hear from you! It has been too long. How sweet of you to reach out…God is Good and providing HIS tender comfort to us. I would love to see you again! xoxo

  12. John & Darla Large March 21, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss…. Prayers for all the family.. Love & Hugs!

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 24, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you from all of us to all of you! God is so precious in providing comfort. We appreciate you reaching out!

  13. Kathy Laird March 22, 2024 at 11:59 am

    My dear Catherine’s Family, we will always remember her. She was so fun to be around. Of course, we will always think of the wonderful pies and chicken and noodles she could make better than anyone. May she rest in peace! Love and God Bless, Kathy & Mary Laird

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 24, 2024 at 5:25 pm

      Hi Kathy & Mary! Mom enjoyed meeting with you in the Home Club and sharing good times! She kept learning new things right up to the end. She will be missed terribly, and Heaven is her reward!

  14. Craig Flint March 23, 2024 at 6:38 am

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. She was such a joy to be around and made you smile anytime you were with her.

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 25, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Craig! Your comments means so much to us! We appreciate you reaching out and sharing. Yes, she gave us all many smiles!
      Thank you!

  15. Lana Redman Congleton March 25, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    Harry and Catherine lived across from my parents. They were wonderful friends and neighbors. They knew my mother was scared of storms and tornados. They would come over when they could and stay with them. We all adored them.
    I used to do Catherine’s hair for quite some time. I always enjoyed our time together. She was special. My prayers are for all of you and your family. We know her soul rests with passed loved ones in the presence of Jesus. May God lovingly hold each of you in His care.

    • Janie & Bob Shurr, Sr. March 26, 2024 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Lana! Thank you so much for these comforting words and sweet memories of Dorothy! Our folks knew how to be neighbors and neighborly in a caring way. God Bless You, Lana!

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