Bernadion H “Bee” Coy • August 12, 2019



Bernadion H “Bee” Coy, 94, was called home on Monday, August 12, 2019. Bee was born October 24, 1924, in Pershing, Iowa, to John Wesley and Frankie O’dell Turnipseed.

Bee, a spunky, fun-loving young lady who always spoke up, was always on the go, and loved sweets, bacon and Chinese food, will be forever cherish by all who knew her. Bee is survived by grandchildren including Sadja Pals (Jon), Talitha Bihun, Seth Bihun (Shelly), Ryan P Bihun (Nicole), Jon C Bihun, Kari McKay; brother Bernard Turnipseed; great-grandchildren Jason, Ryan, Tyler, Veyla, Isabelle, Breanna, Rowan, Lila, Emma; daughter-in-laws Laura, Virginia, Melania; and other loving family and friends. She was proceeded in death by her son Curly Bihun.

A special thanks goes to Bee’s loving community of caregivers and friends at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Bee had served in the Women’s Army Corps at the end of World War II. Following her career with the Internal Revenues Services in Des Moines, Iowa, Bee moved to Pensacola, Florida, where she was an active member of Brentwood Assembly of God, and devoted her attention to her youngest grandson. In 2014, Bee returned to Iowa to be close to family.

Bee Coy’s graveside service will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home located at 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, Florida.

  1. Elayne Gassett says:

    So very sad with the loss of Bee. I had the honor and privilege of awarding her a Quilt of Valor 4 years ago. Bee was a wonderful role model, strong and resilient. Definitely a blessing to have known her. Such a dear!

  2. Sadja & says:

    Thank you, Elayne, for your kind words and memories. My sympathies to you as well. The Quilt of Valor will live on with Bee’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren–offering comfort, and a historical connection with Bee’s younger years. with love & peace to you, Elayne, thank you.

  3. Ann Carr says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Bee was a wonderful lady, definitely loved life and laughter! Prayers to all of you!

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