Joe Coyne


LAKIN — Joe W. Coyne, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

LAKIN — Joe W. Coyne, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

He was born May 22, 1924, in Vinita, Okla., to Peter James and Winnie Mae Summers Coyne.

On April 20, 1946, he married Zelma P. Helms in Wink, Texas. She died June 13, 1998. He also was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Justin Emmett Coyne and Alfred E. Coyne.

A Lakin resident since 1947, Mr. Coyne had worked for the Kearny County Landfill before retiring. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include three sons, William J. Coyne of Ponca City, Okla., James A. Coyne of Springer, Okla., and Jack L. Coyne of Lakin; four daughters, Paula J. Sellens of Dodge City, Mary J. Eddy of St. Lucia, and Brenda M. Anderson and Linda Shalberg, both of Lakin; a sister, Shirley Bivins of Baldwin City; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin. Burial will be at Lakin Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860.

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