Jean McCoy, 81

Lila “Jean” McCoy, 81, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Riverside cemetery, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Jean was born July 28, 1932 to Emory and Velma (Short) Cavinder in LaPorte, IN. She was educated in the LaPorte schools. Jean was united in marriage to Johnny E. McCoy on May 13, 1950 in LaPorte. They resided in LaPorte then relocated to Cedar Rapids, IA before settling in Marshalltown. Jean along with her husband, managed Kinney’s Shoes and most recently Trade Home Shoes, in Marshalltown. She retired in 1979. Jean was a member of Fellowship Baptist, in Marshalltown where she taught Sunday school. She was known for her cooking and was a collector of cooking and Christian books.

Jean will be missed by her husband, Johnny, a daughter, Gail Marie Keeler of Marshalltown, a son, Grant E. McCoy of Colo, IA, eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, two brothers; Chester Cavinder of LaPorte, Russell Cavinder of LaPorte, and Don Cavinder of Georgia. She was preceded by two daughters; Christine Polley in 1988, Joni Lynn Buerskens in 1991, a brother, Wayne, and two brothers in infancy.