Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER ” Elizabeth Freeman McCoy passed away on Nov. 2, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Born April 11, 1942, in Linworth to Howard Z. and Anna S. Freeman, she was known as œBabe  by her siblings and immediate family. Harriet S. Freeman embraced the role of Elizabeth ™s mother when her father remarried.
After graduating from Wooster High School in 1960, she joined Delta Zeta Sorority and received her Bachelor of science degree in nursing from The Ohio State University.
Elizabeth married J. Stewart McCoy on Aug. 22, 1964, with whom she raised four children, Melissa Rooney, Matthew (Carrie) McCoy, Metta (Michael) Zettler and Mary Elizabeth (Adam) Weiss. She was œGrammy  or œMammy  to her nine grandchildren, Eddie Rooney, Madison and James McCoy, Henry and Owen Zettler and Louis, Leo, Hugh and Hans Weiss, whom she loved with all her heart. Her family was her joy and she thrived on surrounding herself with them. Elizabeth was the personification of life, love and laughter.
She had a special ability to build bridges and reach out to others because of her genuine interest in people. She was known to send notes to people, pay visits and continue her care giving skills long after she retired from Wooster Community Hospital, where she was a nurse for many years. Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air, compassion and comfort to her patients and would share these attributes as a volunteer at Viola Startzman Clinic.
She was an insurance agent for McCoy Insurance Company and a board member at Wayne Mutual Insurance Group, where she took a sincere interest in everyone who worked there.
Elizabeth made many special friendships in Junior Women ™s Club, Lunch Bunch, Wayne Township Housekeepers Club, Bridge Club and Wooster High School Class of 1960 Planning Committee.
Elizabeth had a strong faith and was active in St. Mary Catholic Church, where she enjoyed singing and appreciated the instrumental music played by parish members. She was a wonderful example of generosity, kindness, and acceptance. Elizabeth lived each day as if it were her last. All of her favorite songs revolved around sunshine, beautiful mornings, hope and love.
She is also survived by a brother, Howard R. (Teresa) Freeman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Michael C. Freeman; and a sister, Rosemary F. Buchwalter.
A funeral service and a  celebration of Elizabeth ™s life will be Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, Wooster, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Viola Startzman Clinic, 1874 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691; or MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, N.J. 08620 (

Memorial Contributions
Viola Startzman Clinic, 1874 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620 (

A funeral service and celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster

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