Helen F. Copeland (nee Zeroll), 99, beloved wife of the late C.E. (Cope) Copeland, died March 9, 2013.
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She was born October 28, 1913, to Richard and Bertha Zeroll (nee Bremke) in Amherst.
She grew up in the Elyria area and owned a gift shop there. After a brief time in Sarasota, Fla., she eventually made her home in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
She worked for the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association and World Book Encyclopedia, a division of Marshall Field, Chicago.
Mrs. Copeland moved to Wellington after her marriage to Mr. Copeland in 1963. She worked in the administrative offices of Oberlin College for several years prior to retirement.
She died at Abbewood in Elyria, which has been her residence for the last five years. Prior to that, she and her husband resided on Grand Avenue in Wellington. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland wintered for 25 years in Ft. Myers, Fla.
She is survived by her sister, Loretta Perry of Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Lillian Zeroll of Florida; sons Rick Jackson (Karen) of Elyria and Ed Copeland (Lisa) of Wellington; daughter, Cherrine Sell of Harrodsburg, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clifford Zeroll.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St., Wellington, with grandson Dan Jackson officiating.
Interment will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Jacob's Well Church mission fund, 1670 Berkshire Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313.
Published in The Amherst News-Times on Mar. 14, 2013