|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1940|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2009|
WAPAKONETA - Lila Charleen Copeland, age 68, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Stokes Township, Logan County, to the late Roger and Bernice Taylor Dudgeon. She married Charles Copeland on June 15, 1962, in Jackson, Mich.
Along with her husband, Lila is survived by two daughters, Cathi (Russell) Knepper of Waynesville, and Cheri (Michael) Copeland-Shull of Toledo; four grandchildren, Kyle Knepper, Reagan, Reese and Corinne Shull; a brother, William Levi (Marlene) Dudgeon of Toledo; two sisters, June (Gary) Horn of Wapakoneta, Rogena Davis of Brookville; two sisters-in-law, Ann (Larry) Bowman of Benicia, Calif. and Nancy Copeland of Arlington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Carl Copeland.
Lila was baptized at Collingwood Presbyterian Church in Toledo. She was a 1958 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School and attended Lima Memorial Hospital nurses training. She was a 4-H adviser for several years, and held membership to the Buckeye Farm Antiques, Ohio Oliver Collectors, Oliver Gang, Logan County Historical and Genealogical Society, Auglaize County Historical and Genealogical Society, Allen County Historical and Genealogical Society, Uniopolis Historical Society and Toledo Post-Polio Connection, and Waynesfield-Goshen Alumni where she recently planned her 50 year class reunion. She was a collector of Indian Lore and enjoyed horses, genealogy and history, antique tractors, reading, miniature schnauzers, traveling to South Haven, Mich. and being with her grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Dr. L. Stephen Smith officiated. Interment was in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.
Memorial contributions may be given in her name to Uniopolis Fire and Rescue.
Roger Dudgeon (1917 - 1999)
Bernice Taylor Dudgeon (1920 - 2002)
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Feb 18, 2009
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