Loretta A. Copley
ASHLAND, IL - Loretta A. Copley, 84, of Ashland died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in San Benito, Texas, the daughter of Henry Francis and Mary Louise Phillip Hibbs. She married Charles A. Copley on June 5, 1950, at St. Augustine Church in Ashland and he survives.
She is also survived by four children: Patricia Mutchler (husband, Jack) of Springfield, Charles J. Copley (wife, Ramona) of Ashland, Joseph Copley (wife, Sandra) of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Robert Copley (wife, Christina) of Quincy; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two siblings, Sister Henrietta C.S.J. of La Grange Park and Edwin Paul Hibbs (wife, Judy) of Beggs, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings: Mary Frances Barnett, Jimmy Hibbs, Gertrude Salowetz and Robert George Hibbs.
Mrs. Copley was a graduate of Ashland High School and a member of St. Augustine Parish. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She was always willing to assist her friends and neighbors as well as to volunteer for worthy church and community events.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashland with burial at St. Augustine Cemetery, west of Ashland. The family will meet friends at the church from 10 a.m. on Friday until the time of services.
Memorial gifts are suggested to: St. John's Hospice.
Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at buchanancody.com.
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