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“So sorry to hear of Ilene's passing. Ed was my Mom, Vi McCoy McGlynn's cousin. I always enjoyed visiting with Ed & Ilene when I would see them at...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Veronica McGlynn Nystrom

“I loved Ed and Ilene. We always got Christmas presents wrapped in the funny pages, 4th of July bbqs and they were the best baby sitter ever. Loved...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Amie Stumbo - Richmond, VA

“So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Candi Demien Iles - DAYTON, IA

“This picture is just how I want to remember Ed & Ilene. When they moved to Boxholm, they purchased the home of Leon & Minnie Ott, aunt & Uncle to my...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mary J. Ott - Ogden, IA - Friend

“Ilene was my first cousin. I will always remember her for her devotion to family and hard work. She and Ed were a fun loving couple who brightened...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Danielson Peterson - MADRID, IA

“So many good memories of both Ed and Ilene. Never saw them without each other nor without a smile. She was truly a wonderful lady. Virgil had...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Virgil & Martha Hilsabeck - Boone, IA

Ilene L. McCoy, 90, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Perry Lutheran Home.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, followed by a graveside service at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Boone. Father James Bruch will officiate. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Ilene Lucile Cromwell was born on December 11, 1928, in Boone County, Iowa, the daughter of Noah and Frances (Linton) Cromwell. She was a graduate of Boone High and following her education worked as a dental hygienist in Boone.

On March 4, 1948, Ilene was united in marriage to Thomas "Ed" McCoy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boone. They lived and farmed near Luther and later south of Ogden for many years, retiring in 1985. Following retirement Ed and Ilene lived in Boxholm for many years. Ed passed away on December 19, 2015. In September of 2017 Ilene moved to the Perry Lutheran Home.

Ilene belonged to St. John's Catholic Church in Ogden. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three children, LeeAnn McCoy of Jamaica, Iowa, Kevin (Pam) McCoy of Ogden, Iowa, and Loraine Clark of Beaver, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas "Ed" McCoy in 2015, and one brother, Marlin Cromwell.