Mary Ruth (Young) Copenhaver RICHLAND Mary Young Copenhaver, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was born to Arthur William and Mary Melinda (Tobias) Young in Richland on June 6, 1932. She married Owen Copenhaver on July 3, 1950. She graduated from Richland High School in 1950. Mary played on the piano since she was 5 years old and the Hawaiian Guitar at 8. She was the official church pianist at Richland Grace E.C.C., and accompanied the Dingalings, a senior jug band. She worked in sewing factories around the area, retiring in 1994. She was active in the Richland Alumni Association. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and younger brother, Ray Young. She is survived by her sister, Fay Heffner of Richland; her husband, Owen of Richland; three children, Larry Owen Copenhaver (partner Carole Cottrell), Helena, Mont., Judith Ann Zimmerman, East Petersburg,, Ray Arthur Copenhaver (Diane), Hummelstown; her grandchildren, John Zimmerman, Jr. (Stacey Walker), Owen Zimmerman (Celeste Wells), Laura Grayson (James), David Copenhaver; great-grandchildren, Keaton Hardman, Leilani Copenhaver, Alden Zimmerman, Elias Zimmerman, and twins Oliver Zimmerman, and Parker Zimmerman; and 31 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. from Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown. There will be a viewing by private invitation only. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion E.C.C., 25 S. College St., Myerstown, PA 17067. A special thank you to her daughter, Judith, for caring for her in her waning days. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Mar. 27, 2014