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BENTON — Barbara Jane McCoy, 71, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Helia Healthcare of Benton.

She was born Oct. 6, 1946, to John and Lida (Miller) Rusher in Rend City.

On May 15, 1971, she married James McCoy, and he survives.

Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of West City. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her family.

Barbara is survived by her husband, James McCoy; two children, Matthew McCoy of Benton, and Jennifer (Ryan) Huie of Sesser; one granddaughter, Rylin Huie; four brothers and sisters, Rick (Gail) Rusher of Owensville, Indiana, Steve (Tara) Rusher of Evansville, Christy (Jim) Davenport of Henderson, Kentucky, and Kathy Rusher of Benton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Lida Rusher.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Pate Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home, with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Burial will take place in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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