Elva Irene Hovey Coy

November 11, 1914
- December 16, 2008

HURON, OH - Elva Irene (Dickson) Hovey Coy, 94, passed
away Dec. 16, 2008, at Erie County Care Facility, Huron, Ohio,
after a long and cherished life. She was born Nov. 11, 1914, in
Trenton, Nova Scotia. She moved to Derby, Maine with her
parents and three sisters when she was 6 and attended school
there, graduating from Milo High School, Class of 1932. She
went on to graduate from Beal Business College, Bangor. She
moved to Massachusetts with her first husband and was
employed by First National Packing Co., in the Boston area, and
was a member of the Teamsters Union for a number of years
prior to moving to Vermilion, Ohio, in 1958. She worked at
Vermilion City Police Department for more than a decade as one
of the first female emergency dispatchers in Northern Ohio,
retiring in 1972. Elva was a member of the Congregational
church. She moved back to the Pemaquid Point area of New
Harbor with her second husband, where she was a member of the
Willing Workers, volunteered with Meals on Wheels and opened
cottages for the summer residents. She spent the last 10 years in
Huron, Ohio, to be close to her family. She is survived by her
son, George Dickson Hovey and his wife, Sally, of Huron, Ohio;
six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her first husband, Earl Varney "Pete" Hovey in
1968; her loving daughter, Anna Lee Gove Parker in 1991; her
second husband, Ronald A. Coy in 1993; her parents, Oswald
Lawson and Elizabeth (Crooks) Dickson; and her three sisters,
Georgia Hoxie, Margaret Coy and Vera Robinson-Neff. There
will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at a
later date at Rugby Cemetery, Mason Road, Brownhelm
Township, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made in her name to Erie County Care Facility, 3916 East
Perkins Ave., Huron, OH 44839 or Stein Hospice, 1200
Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Arrangements handled by
Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, Ohio.

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