P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Monteene Hibdon McCoy
November 22, 1923 - January 26, 2023

Monteene Hibdon McCoy

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Monteene H. McCoy, beloved wife of Wesley McCoy, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, loved teacher & a friend to so many died on January 26, 2023 in the town of Smyrna, TN. She was 99 years old.
Monteene was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Monticello, AR. She was born in Comanche, OK on Nov. 22, 1923 to Earl and Ruby Hibdon. Monteene met Wesley, her soul mate and the eternal love of her life during World War II. They were maried on July 4, 1943 in Evansville, IN. Wesley and Monteene were married for 76 years.
Monteene received her Bachelors Degree from Arkansas A&M College and her Masters Degree in Special Education from Arkansas State Teachers College. Upon her graduation she taught sixth grade in Monticello Public School System until her retirement.
Monteene served as a volunteer at Drew Co. Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and logged more than 5000 hours of volunteer service. She was selected for the prestigious "Woman of the Year" award in 2011 for her excellence in volunteer work. She was very active in her church and volunteered untold hours making flood buckets for UMCOR Global Ministries. Her passion was teaching! She loved and truly cared for each and every student that she taught. Monteene was a avid golfer, loved playing cards with her friends and loved to travel.
Monteene is survived by her children: Pat McCoy Kissinger and her husband Walt of Smyrna, TN. Ronnie McCoy and his wife Lori of Monticello, AR. Grandchildren: Candace Redwine and her husband Jeff, Shaun Oliver and his wife Stephenie, Jadah McCoy, Will McCoy and Zach Kissinger. Great-Grandchildren: Valerie Andrews, Ethan Jones, Olivia Robinson, Jaden Oliver, Landon Oliver and Jace Oliver. She is preceded in death by her husband E. Wesley McCoy, daughter Pamela Monteene McCoy, sister Evalyn Hibdon Buehne Rogers, brothers Elmo and Cisco Hibdon, parents Earl and Ruby Hibdon and granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Curry Rathel.
Visitation will be 4pm - 6pm on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at First United Methodist Church in Monticello, AR. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10:00am at First United Methodist Church. A celebration of life reception to honor Wesley and Monteene McCoy will be held at 11:00am in Fellowship Hall. Graveside services will be at 2:00pm in Oakland Cemetary.

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Friday, February 10, 2023
from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
317 South Main St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Reception Celebrating the Life of Wes and Monteene
Saturday, February 11, 2023
at 11:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
317 South Main St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Saturday, February 11, 2023
at 10:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
317 S. Main St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt St
Monticello, AR  71655
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Memorial Contributions
E. Wesley MCoy Scholarship Fund C/O UAM Foundation
P.O. Box 3520
Monticello, AR  71656
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  1. Pat Carson-Williams
    Mrs McCoy was a force of nature! She was a wonderful, caring teacher and a positive influence in my life and the lives of so many others. Later in life, waaay past 6th grade, when I became an adult we were friends. She was a lovely lady and an inspiration. She will be missed by many. Love to her family.
  2. Lisha (Foreman) and Bob Davis
    To the McCoy Family:
    What an amazing lady! She was an inspiration and role model to so many young people that were blessed to have her as a teacher. She was our sixth grade teacher. We both have so many amazing memories of our time in her classroom. Her ability to keep all her students engaged and learning was truly a gift. One of the most remarkable talents she had was to never forget her students and of course their “shenanigans” while in her class. The stories she could tell were always hilarious. We enjoyed our visits with her as we grew older. Mrs. Monteene, we love you so much! Thank you for loving all of us and thank you for caring about our lives after we left your classroom! You were definitely our angel on earth! The class of 1978 will never forget you! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  3. Sharon Shook McIntyre
    Dear Family of Mrs. McCoy,
    I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was my 6th grade teacher in the old Monticello High School Gym. I absolutely adored your mother. I remember our class celebrating her 40th birthday when an announcement came over the intercom system that President John Kennedy had been killed. We children were all so young but knew it was a terrible thing that had happened. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  4. Corinne Jackson Eldridge
    I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. So sorry to hear of her passing, but oh what a wonderful full life with which she was blessed. She was by far my very favorite teacher!! And we had a special bond in that she gave me one of her cat’s kittens. I had that cat until I was a sophomore in college. We always laughed about it because she thought she gave me a girl kitten, but turned out to be a boy!! I know you will miss her terribly, but how fortunate you are to have had her for so long. May God wrap his arms of strength, comfort and peace around you and your families.🙏🏻😢
  5. Beverly and Larry Stevenson
    Pat, Ronnie and family. Monteene was a great and special teacher and we loved her. Your entire family is in our prayers and thoughts. She has earned her angel wings and is now celebrating in Heaven with your loved ones. Larry and I had the privilege of visiting with both Monteene and Wes not long ago in Smyrna and had a great visit. She will be missed by all.
  6. Pat Rogers McKinney
    Pat, Ronnie, and family I have great memories of your mom. She was a Great teacher and I remember her chaperoning some of our swim meets She kept us on the right path. May God bring you comfort and peace.
  7. Janice Wiggam
    I am so sorry to read about your sweet mom's death. May God give you peace and comfort in your loss. I'm sure you have so many memories to cherish of your precious family.
  8. Rick Calhoun
    She was like a second Mother to me .
  9. Jane Summerfird
    Love and prayers. What an awesome lady!
  10. Gloria Rawls Schwsb
    Ronnie & Pat, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom . She had a long and beautiful life . She was my sweet feisty sixth grade teacher that I thought a lot of . Later years I would see her working at the hospital and she would share memories of things our class had done . Especially those mischievous boys ! The girls were always good . I’m sending hugs and prayers for you all during this difficult time .
  11. Sue Eberhart
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Losing a parent is heartbreaking. May you always remember her love and laughter.
    Sue Eberhart
  12. Paula Barnett
    Mrs McCoy was one of my grade school teachers. Love to the family.
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