Lois Copeland | Republican of the Gasconade County

Lois Dean Copeland, 88, Gerald, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021.

She was born on May 21, 1933 to Alva and Elsie Blankenship.

She was married to Richard (Gene) Copeland in May 1953 and later divorced.

She attended Holy Martyrs Catholic School and then graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1951. She was employed at Ramsey / Dana Corp.

She was predeceased by daughters Debra and Diane Copeland; parents Alva and Elsie; Sister Marie-Thérèse; brothers Charles Blankenship and Earl Blankenship and wife Linda.

Lois is survived by her sons Randy Copeland of Austin, Texas, and Roger Copeland and his wife Donna of Gerald; siblings Edgar and Golden Blankenship of Bland, Lana and Danny Gauer of Sullivan, Rich and Donna Blankenship of Steelville, Janet and Mike Terris of St. Charles, Lorene and Mike Ransom of Cuba, Shirl and Jerry Burchum of Sullivan, Lisa and Tony Caltry from Sullivan, Linda and Mark Heuer from Cuba, Carol Schlueter from Bourbon, Rod and Rita Blankenship from Sullivan, Joan and Ronnie Strothcamp from Zalma, and Jack and Betty Blankenship from Sullivan; Spring Bluff’s sister-in-law Shirley Blankenship; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A private funeral service was held on Thursday, November 18 at the Cemetery of the Holy Martyrs in Sullivan.

Memorials suggested to the Catholic Church of the Holy Martyrs of Japan.

Arrangements entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Sullivan.

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