George Coyle, 94 Osgood – Radio WRBI


A faithful Christian and a simply wonderful man was able to join the love of his life on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. George Dewey Coyle, 94, of Osgood died at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born on April 25, 1928 in Dewey and Ruth Coyle, in Hamilton, Ohio.

He enjoyed his childhood by going to school and playing baseball with his friends and cousins ​​in town. However, in April 1945 his family moved to the Milan area where he later graduated from high school in Milan.

While still in high school, George attended a party at Lookout. When he arrived, as he often explained, he met the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, Leona “Jo” Pelsor. Soon after, his family decided to move back to Hamilton, but George fell in love and decided to stay in the country.

It was a very difficult time for him, he had to stay with a family friend, had little money and no car. His father had hoped that his situation would bring him back to town. But it didn’t work. He walked four (4) miles to see Jo regularly, graduated from high school and got a job at Seagram’s in 1947 where he proudly worked for over 42 years.

On August 6, 1949, at Tyson’s temple in Versailles, he married Jo. His family accepted him with open arms and he took on a new job helping out on the farm. As in everything he has done, he gave 110%. There, on this farm in northern Delaware, the young couple built their family home and raised their four (4) children.

George was a wonderful father, balancing work, family, community service and, of course, Mud Pike Baptist Church in his life. He was the oldest known member of Mud Pike Church at over 75, serving in every office they had. In keeping with their Christian faith and values, George and Jo were able to provide a loving and generous home.

George and Jo were married for over 60 years until his death in 2010. He never, for a day, stopped talking about her or loving her; she remained the most beautiful person he had ever known.

He served as an administrator for the township of Delaware, served on the board of trustees of Jac-Cen-Del School, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Milan. For those who knew him well, it was easy to tell that he was a strong democrat because he liked to talk politics whenever he had the chance. He also enjoyed playing a fierce game of euchre and laughed as he taught the tricks of the trade to each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by grandchildren Lila Neal, Larry (Connie) Coyle, Cindy (Jim) Bischoff and Tami (Mark) Jones; Shannon (Jeff) McLeod, Travis (Toya) Neal, Fred (Alesha) Neal, Chad (Erin) Bischoff, Jason (Shannon) Bischoff, Derek (Abby) Jones, Abby (Kyle) Hackman, Megan (Zach) Simon and several backs -grandchildren and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Jo and his sisters Mildred Elizabeth Black and Mary Geneva Coyle, as well as his son-in-law Bill Neal.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral mass will be held Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mud Pike Baptist Church, doors opening at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be delivered to Mud Pike Cemetery in the care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be placed at


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