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Obit: Edna McCoy, 103, of Charles City

Edna McCoy, 103, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with her family by her side.

A funeral Mass for Edna McCoy will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer celebrating the Mass. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.

Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 with a Rosary beginning at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral Mass on Monday at the church.

Edna Johanna (Gerner) McCoy, the daughter of Frank and Theresia (Satran) Gerner, was born February 5, 1914 in Clayton County, Iowa. She and her family moved to the Charles City area when she was very young and she received her education at Roseville. On February 5, 1935, Edna was united in marriage to Francis Anthony McCoy at St. Mary Catholic Church in Roseville and the couple made their home in the Charles City area. She helped Francis on the farm raising chickens to sell eggs while also taking care of the household and children. They moved into Charles City in the late 70’s after having their farm sale.

Edna was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City where she was involved in the St. Joseph Circle and the Rosary Society. She was also active in the Moose Lodge (where she was a lifetime member and loved to go dancing with Francis), the Senior Citizen Center, South Cedar Terrace Card Club and Heritage Club. Edna loved to vegetable garden, can her produce, play cards (especially Skip-Bo), work word searches, embroider pillow cases and make homemade wine. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of her family and share the joy of life.
Living family members include her four children: Madonna (Lester) Trask, Rita Mehmen (Bill Fox), Joyce (Gordon) Jung and Gary (Sharol) McCoy all of Charles City; 10 grandchildren: Lynn (Teri) Trask of Cedar Falls, Lloyd (Jan) Trask of Rockford, Raymond (Marilyn) Trask of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Penny (David) Marchsyn of Port Republic, Maryland, Kimberly (Greg) Arnold of Claremore, Oklahoma, Justin (Jan) Jung of Floyd, Curtis (Joyce) Jung of Marshalltown, Pamela Wilson of Charles City, Mark (Katy) McCoy of Charles City and Matthew McCoy (Michelle Nelson) of Charles City; 19 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis, on December 6, 1993; son-in-law, Larry Mehmen; sister, Florence Tykal; and brother Ed Gerner.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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