Nancy Louise McCoy

February 12, 1947November 5, 2018

Nancy L. McCoy, 71, of Williamstown, WV, passed away November 5, 2018, in Arbors of Marietta, Marietta, OH. She was born February 12, 1947, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Aaron Alexander and Esther Lavena (Balderson) Battin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth R. McCoy; sisters Donna Jean Bailey and Barbara Sue Denning. Nancy was a 1965 Parkersburg High School graduate, attended Mountain State College and was a member of the Summitt Valley United Methodist Church. Her hobbies were reading and crocheting. She did “Read A Loud” in many area schools. At one time, she was reading to 26 different classes. She especially enjoyed reading to Williamstown and Waverly grade school children. Nancy was also the organist and pianist for many area churches. She is survived by her son Nicholas Ray McCoy of Williamstown, one sister Janet Carolene Thompson of Mineral Wells, WV and several nieces. Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday November 8, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Ed Sprout. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family at . Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is honored to serve the McCoy family.


  • Nicholas Ray McCoy, Son
  • Janet Carolene Thompson, Sister
  • Aaron Alexander Battin, Father
  • Esther Lavena Balderson, Mother
  • Kenneth R. McCoy, Husband
  • Donna Jean Bailey, Sister
  • Barbara Sue Denning, Sister


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nancy Louise McCoy

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Chris Joy

November 8, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy. She read to my 4th grade class at Williamstown Elementary for many years. They always looked forward to her coming and it was obvious she loved being there. She was a very special lady who shared her love of reading with many kids over the years. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Jeff Ancrile

November 8, 2018

Dear Nicholas:
My wife and I are very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Nancy was such an important part of the congregation at Summitt.
Once, I told her that whenever she isn't at a church service playing the piano, I don't sing a single note right and in her humility thought I meant that she didn't play a single note right. She was so adept as a musician, friendly as a person, and had a great sense of humor. She is dearly missed.
Jeff and Naomi Ancrile

Terri Strimer

November 8, 2018

Another Boaz angel gains a well deserved rest. Homestead Drive will miss her. Hugs and Prayers for Nick and all family and friends.

Maryann Harner

November 7, 2018

Nancy read to my fourth grade class at Williamstown Elementary. She was enthusiastic, kind, and caring. She shared her love of reading, and often brought a treat to share with the students. She also made me an afghan in the school colors of maroon and gold. She was a dear lady. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Teresa Games

November 7, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. She read to my 3rd grade students at Williamstown Elementary and my 2nd graders at Vienna Elementary. She brought book characters to life and instilled a love of reading to many children! Nancy was also a kind and caring person. She will be missed! 💕

Wanda Caltrider

November 7, 2018

You have been a wonderful sister to Nancy, I'm sure she appreciated your love and endless hours of help As she is resting, you will have all those wonderful memories, hold them close because they will get you through the sadness. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,
Love you ,
your little sis
Wanda Caltrider