Helen Jean Coppess

Born: Mon., Aug. 10, 1925
Died: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

Graveside Service

Fri., Aug. 14, 2020
Location: Teegarden Cemetery

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Helen Jean (Gilbert) Coppess, 95, most recently of Union City, Indiana, died Monday, August 10,(her birthday) 2020 in Greenville, Ohio at State of the Heart Hospice Center.  The family is grateful for the dedication and care of the Hospice staff.
      Helen was born on August 10, 1925, at home in Darke County, Ohio, Franklin Township, to the late Dr. Ray D. and Onda Limbert Gilbert.  A 1943 graduate of Franklin High School, Helen attended Ohio State University for one year.  She married Sam Coppess on May 17, 1945, who preceded her in death November 25, 2001.  They lived on a farm east of Union City, Ohio, their entire married lives.    Survivors include two daughters:  MaryEllen (Bill) Haynes of Lebanon, Ohio and Marla (Steve) Threewits, of Union City, Indiana; one son Bill (Sue) Coppess of Ansonia, Ohio, seven grand-children, Rachel (Mike) Kafsky, Joshua (Sara) Haynes, Jonathan (Susan) Coppess, Jeff (Shira) Coppess, Jared (Annette) Coppess, Sean (Whitney) Threewits, Jill (Jason) Hemmelgarn, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.  Helen was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses: Wahneeta Gilbert, John (Glenna) Gilbert, Mary Lou (Richard) Patterson, Robert (Marjorie) Gilbert and three nephews.  The family wants to give deep, heartfelt thanks to  her extended family at American Heritage Assisted Living, Union City, Indiana, who took loving care of her for almost 5 years  
     Helen was an active member of Community United Methodist church, Union City, Ohio and was a member of the Women’s Society.  She farmed side by side with Sam, was an avid gardener, a good cook, spunky, had a very quick wit and many good, lifelong friends.  Most of all, Helen loved being with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who brought her great joy.
       For family and friends who wish to attend her Memorial graveside service, it will be Friday, August 14 at 11:30 am at Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio.  Pastor Mitch Arnold will be officiating.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing, if attending graveside services.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Helen’s honor be made to “Helen Coppess Memorial Fund”  ℅ Greenville National Bank, 446 South Broadway, Greenville, OH.  45331.  These gifts will be distributed to her favorite charities. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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Diane Nealeigh
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
Mary Ellen, Marla & Bill,
So sorry to hear about Helen. She was a great lady and I have many fond memories of her and Mom always running around, movies, out to eat shopping. Loved her spunky attitude and smile and her laugh. My Grandsons loved to go to her house with Mom and we always had to stop at Helen's for Trick or Treat. She spoiled them big time. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Marilyn Kester Brown
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
To all the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing your mother and talking with her when I went to visit my mother. One day I addressed her as Mrs. Coppess and she said, just Helen. She was a pleasure and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Michael Zehringer
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Marla & Steve & Helen's Family: So very sorry for your loss. I apologize for the late entry, as I didn't know of her passing, until I saw the local newspaper obituary. AGAIN..........the Zehringer family sends condolences & prayers for your loss.

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