Helen Joyce Coil of Independence, Missouri, and recently of Columbia, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Helen was born January 29, 1927, in Greenfield, Missouri.

Her parents, Leslie and Jewell Boston; and her brother, Lee Boston preceded her in death.

Helen is survived by her sweetheart and loving husband of 72+ years, Albert William “Bill” Coil Jr.; 2 children, Randy Coil and Susan Coil Marquardt, their spouses, Cydney and John; three grandchildren, Sarah Marquardt Morris (Brad), David Coil (Melissa), Anna Coil Carlson (Justin); and three great-grandchildren, all of whom Helen loved dearly and whom she loved to see, talk about and felt extremely proud.

Besides family activities, Helen enjoyed being involved in a variety of community and church activities and held a variety of offices in each. She was a graduate of William Chrisman High School and also a longtime member of the Independence Junior Service League.

As Church Librarian for thirty five years, she shared guidance, support and enjoyment through literature and reading programs for all ages. Her family, church family, becoming a Stephens minister, friends and faith always kept her “cup” overflowing. She exemplified and shined, with a quality to quietly share that special love to others through her daily examples.

Life according to Mom: “I’ve had a wonderful life… Wonderful… Don’t mourn for me… Just pass on the love…”

Two services will be held to honor Helen. First, in Columbia Missouri, Tuesday, January 21, at Broadway Christian Church. Helen’s husband, Bill, who is residing in nearby assisted-living, will be attending this visitation and service. The second service will be held on Thursday, January 23, in Independence, Missouri, at First Christian Church. Both services will start with a visitation at 10 AM followed by a memorial celebration at 11 AM.

For more information, contact Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia or First Christian Church of Independence. Donations may be made to the First Christian Church Endowment fund, Broadway Christian Church memorial fund or local Alzheimer’s groups.

Online condolences may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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