January 14, 2022

How to sum up a life? Reverend Frances Jean McCoy was born in Connellsville, PA in 1943, but she grew up in Philippi, WV and eventually returned here after moving around to various countries and states. She died Saturday December 11, 2021, while residing in Philippi. She was a daughter to Francis and Barbara McCoy, a sister to John “Pat” McCoy, and an aunt to Vick-Lee and Scott Charles.

She found her calling as a Pastor in the Episcopal Church. She was a former Pastor at All Saints Episcopal Church in Norton, Virginia for 19 years. She was currently as St. Michael Episcopal Church in Kingwood. As a Pastor she wrote thoughtful sermons, officiated at weddings and baptisms, blessed the dead on their journey and consoled the grieving. She explored the world as a traveler. Her last rip with several of her friends was a cruise to the splendid fjords of Norway.

She rescued many dogs and cared for them (and they for her) over her life. She read extensively. She was an avid bridge player, enjoying the challenge of maximizing the hands dealt to her. She sewed her clothes and made quilts, taking joy in the textures and colors of the fabrics. This list still doesn’t sum up the wisdom, care and love she had for her friends, her family, for the world. She was greatly loved, and she is missed.

The date of her celebration of Life will be on April 30, 2022, at the Crim Memorial Methodist Church in Philippi, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends of Barbour County PO Box 452 Philippi, WV 26416, or Philippi Public Library 91 South Main St. Philippi, WV 26416.

Obituary information provided by Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton.