December 4, 1940 -- August 9, 2014

Nancy E. Copen, 73, of Goshen, died at 1:25 am, on Saturday, August 9, at IU Health
Goshen Hospital. She was born on December 4, 1940, in Malden, WV, to Wilbur and
Marjorie (Griffith) Smith. On May 18, 1963 in Pearisburg, VA she married Carl E. Copen,
he died May 19, 2004. Surviving are two sons, Tim (Annette) Priestley of White Pigeon,
MI and Michael (Heather) Copen of Millersburg; eight grandchildren, ten great
grandchildren; a sister, Sue Boothe and Andy of Charleston, WV. She was preceded in
death by her husband, parents, two sons, Crispon Allen and Steven Edward, a
daughter, Sheryl Kay, and two brothers, Michael and Wilbur Smith. Nancy enjoyed
fishing, camping, gardening and making quilts. She had worked at Everett's Grocery
Store and at the Walmart Supercenter in Goshen. She was a member of the Mottville
Community Church. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 12
at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury, with the funeral
service to follow at 7:00 pm. Family and friends will gather at 9:00 am on Wednesday,
August 13 at the funeral home to go in procession for a 10:00 am graveside services.  
Services will be conducted by Pastor Dave Bell.  Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery,
Kimmel, IN.

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So sad to read of Nancy's passing. Enjoyed working with Nancy and her ever present
smile and positive outlook brightened my day. Rest in peace Nancy.
From:  Jim Hamilton
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Deepest condolences to the family of Nancy Copen.  She was married to the cousin of
my Mother (Evelyn Copen Marion.  I remember Nancy and Carl always coming to visit
whenever they came to West Virginia.
From:  Helen Marion Waybright
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Nancy and I worked together at Walmart and I thank God for letting her share some of
her life with me. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Will miss you pretty lady  R.I.P.
From:  Gloria Lowe

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Mike, I always enjoyed seeing your mom at Walmart. She was proud of you and her
grandkids and would keep me updated on how you all were doing. I'm sorry for your
From: Sharon (Rensberger) Koble
Nancy E. Copen