Ruth Virginia Copeland, 79, formerly of 37 Morris Lane, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born July 25, 1934, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Virginia (Moulton) Morris Sr.
Mrs. Copeland was graduate of Bradford High School class of 1952. She attended Jamestown (N.Y.) Business College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and was a graduate of Olean (N.Y.) Business Institute. She worked for Dresser Industries and later for her family's business, CJ Morris Oil & Gas. In the 90s, Ruth moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a nurse's assistant in the Christian Scientist Nursing Home before returning to the Bradford area.
She was a devout and active member of the Church of Christ Scientist. She was compassionate, gracious, loving and kind, and enjoyed nature, animals, laughing and most of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving is a son, Alan (Margaret) Copeland, a daughter, Mary (Al Swanson) Copeland, and a brother, Thomas (Ann) Morris Sr., all of Bradford; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Charles J. Morris Jr.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration of Ruth's life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials, if so desired, be made to the McKean County S.P.C.A. in Ruth's honor.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2013