Obituary: Louise McCoskey


Louise McCoskey, 87, Noblesville, died May 30 at Wellbrooke of Westfield. She was born Jan. 12, 1929 to Thomas and Fannie (Hall) Eddins in Lebanon, Tenn. Louise was a 1946 graduate of Lebanon High School.

For 25 years, she worked on a press line at Firestone. Louise was an avid collector of many varied items. She enjoyed her plants, gardening and canning, as she had a green thumb. Louise also loved animals, feeding the wild visitors at her home, cooking, raising chickens and square dancing. She was a direct descendant of Davey Crockett. Most of all, Louise cherished her family and the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her son, Dennis W. Highers (wife Patricia Clinkenbeard-Highers),14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, sister Fannie Jones and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her first husband, Teamon “T-Bone” Highers, second husband Perry L. McCoskey, daughter Shirley Highers, son Kenneth Highers, brothers Allen Eddins, Harry Eddins, J.W. Eddins and Richard Eddins and companion Earl Brown.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.