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Obituaries - Wendell Copeland

LA HARPE-- Wendell C. Copeland, 72 of LaHarpe, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Sept. 19, 1920 at Sutter to Ira L. and Grace E. (Miller) Copeland.  He married Emma M. Gossage in Kahoka, Mo. on March 31,1941. She survives.

He is also survived by one son, Clyde of LaHarpe; one daughter, Judith Akers of Burlington, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, two grandchildren, and his Parents.

Mr. Copeland had served in the Army in World War II, and had worked at the Harley Graves Garage in Macomb. From 1960 to 1977 he operated Copelands' Conoco Station in LaHarpe. He was a member the LaHarpe American Legion Post 301 and Macomb VFW Post 1921. In recent months he spent many hours as a volunteer at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb where his wife is currently a resident.

Services are 11;00 A.M., Saturday at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with the Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial with Military rites will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home where the Family will meet with friends from 7 until 9 P.M. Friday.

Memorials may be made for the Nurses at Wesley Village Health Care Center.

Contributed by Sharon Kay Foulk