Martha Lynette Copen, age 93, of Greene Twp., passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Millcreek Community Hospital. She was born March 14, 1919 in Punxsutawney, Pa., daughter of the late Erwin S. and Amy Reed Smith. Martha was a 60 year member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, and a member of Belle Valley Grange and the Siebenbuerger Club Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and canning and was very active in her family's life. Martha is survived by two sons, Howard Copen, Jr. (Julie) of Belle Valley and Darl Copen (Sandra) of Wesleyville; five grandchildren, Michael and Eric Copen, Staci Neal, Holly Shick and Cristy Bishop; seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard K. Copen, one sister, Rebecca Smith and three brothers, Meigs, Erwin and Wayne Smith. The family would like to thank Millcreek Manor for the wonderful care they gave Martha. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend the Funeral Service there on Monday at 10 a.m.Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to JAARS, For the Ministry of Ken Bailey, P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Oct. 13, 2012