Charles M. Coyne of Raymore, Mo.


Charles M. Coyne, 79, of Raymore, Mo., and formerly of Jefferson passed away Nov. 22, 2015, quietly at his home after a short battle with cancer.

Visitation was held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at Cullen Funeral Home, with a second visitation from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit. Mass immediately followed visitation.

After the services in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jefferson, with visitation at 10 a.m. and burial rites following mass.

Charles was born April 19, 1936, in Mitchell, S.D., the son of Emmett and Doris (Sullivan) Coyne.

Chuck graduated from Harrisburg High School and then joined the U.S. Army.

Upon returning home, he married Barbara Calkins. They moved to Brookings, and he attended SDSU and received his B.S. in Pharmacy.

Chuck was a pharmacist for 41 years in several locations but owned his own pharmacy in Jefferson, Iowa, for 23 years.

Upon retirement, they moved to the Kansas City area and settled in Raymore, Mo.

Chuck enjoyed travelling with Barbara, reading and gardening. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was very active with the Knights of Columbus.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Coyne; one brother; and two sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of 57 years; daughter, Susan Coyne; four sons, Brian (Kathy) Coyne, Bruce (Gerald) Coyne, David (Sharon) Coyne and Casey (Amber) Coyne; brother, Tom (Mary) Coyne; two sisters, Helen Newman and Elaine (Paul) Aurit; nine grandchildren, Benjamin, Amanda, Renee, Tyrone, Kerry, Seth, Emmitt, Jeremy and Jessica; and six great-grandchildren, Jace, Jax, Allie, Forest, Orion and Megan.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DAV Chapter 1, 1519 W. 51st St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105.


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