Isabella McCoy, of Niles

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

May 17, 1935 — Jan. 31, 2014



A celebration of life will be held Saturday February 8, 2014, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac at 1 p.m. with burial follow at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac. Friends may visit with the family from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Those wishing to sign Isabella’s memory book may do so at

Isabella was born on May 17, 1935 to Oscar and Roxie (Reeder) Gilpin in Brodhead, KY. She married Richard McCoy in 1952 in Cass County. Isabella loved her family and if you visited her home she would try to feed you. Especially loved was her homemade fudge. She was lovingly referred to as the “roadrunner” as she loved to shop. Isabella loved to dress up for Halloween even up into her later years. Her favorite football team was anyone who was playing against Notre Dame. Isabella spoke straightforward with meaning, but she would have given you the shirt off her back if she thought you needed it.

Isabella is survived by her sons David (Andrea) McCoy, Danny (Pamela) McCoy, Kenny McCoy; a daughter Vivian (William) Matthews; grandchildren Ashley McCoy, Tiffany McCoy, Josh McCoy, John McCoy, Danielle McCoy, Holly Adamczyk, Heidi Parent, Heather Drotoz and William Matthews Jr.; great-grandchildren Brianna Blad, Hunter Hawkins, Logan Johnson, Mason Johnson, Kaysen McCoy, Olivia Drotoz, Jillian Drotoz, Adelyn Isabella Drotoz, Braiden Adamczyk, Dawson Adamczyk, Emma Adamczyk, Katelyn Parent; a great-grandson on the way; a brother David (Wanda) Gilpin and a sister Loretta (Boyd) Coulson. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers James and Oscar Gilpin, sisters Josephine, Christine Redmond and Peggy (Roxie) Atwood.