Charles Earl "Pete" Copp
1931 - 2019
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Charles Earl "Pete" Copp Charles Earl "Pete" Copp, 88, Auburn, Kansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Pete was born February 9, 1931, the son of Harry and Lottie Hamby Copp. He married Romona Orndoff on January 24, 1949. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in January of this year.

Pete was a plumber and owned Copp Plumbing Company. He later worked for McElroy's, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the Auburn Presbyterian Church and was involved in many different capacities there. Pete also worked with Boy Scout Troop 117 for years with his sons. He was an instrumental part of starting the Auburn Community Center and the Auburn Community Library.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bill and Maurice, his son, David Copp, in 2005, and his great grandson, Micah Copp, in 2018.

Pete is survived by his wife, Romona Copp, Auburn, KS; three sons, Chuck (Paula) Copp, Topeka, KS; Dale (Sandy) Copp, Gaithersburg, MD; Wayne (Julie) Copp, Auburn, KS; a daughter, Laura (Mark) Ludwick, Auburn, KS; a daughter in law, Loa (Paul) Gordon, Topeka, KS; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Pete worked tirelessly for his family, his church and his community. He rarely missed an opportunity to help out and was a blessing to many.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Auburn Community Center, Auburn, KS. Burial will follow in Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Auburn Community Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn Community Center or the Auburn Presbyterian Church and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2019.
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December 15, 2019
Romona and Family,

I am sorry for your loss, Pete was a very good man and will be missed.

Kevin Crow
Wakarusa, Ks
December 13, 2019
Our deepest condolences for your loss! Pete was much loved and valuable to our community. I always remember his joking around and always had that smile! He is now with God and visiting his loved ones there.
Pattie Boone
December 13, 2019
My family and I have some great memories of time spent with Pete.
Several years ago, on a mild sunny day, we hiked with Pete in the woods to gather pawpaws. Pete loved eating them at either the just barely ripe to the full on ripe stages. We stood around in the sun dappled woods, sampling and discussing, using Pet's pocket knife. He later told me he paid for eating so much at one time. We will miss him, but we feel blessed to have had him as a friend for so many good years. We pray he will be busy and happy as he travels beyond.
I was sick today or I would have been there to see the Copp family at Pete's celebration and send off. Love and hugs from Jan Kresie Barger, Terry, John, and Keelan
Jan Barger
December 12, 2019
Pete was always a sweet and gentle soul to me. I appreciated his tenderness when he knew I was hurting and his genuine joy in seeing me whenever and wherever that happened.
Kathy Slawson
December 11, 2019
I wish I could've met him. His memorial is the family he leaves behind! Bless you all!
John Welter
December 11, 2019
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Darlene Wyrsch
December 10, 2019
Uncle Pete was a great man! He always had a way to make you feel comfortable in conversation, even when we were little. We'll miss you Uncle Pete.
Love Dallas
Dallas Rench
December 10, 2019
I am so thankful be related to such an amazing man. My prayers are with the entire Copp family. I pray that God speaks to your hearts and comforts you during this hard time.
Breanna Green
December 10, 2019
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December 10, 2019
Pete was such a dear man. I feel so for Ramona and the family. You are all in my prayers.
Pat (Scrivner) Bone
December 10, 2019
Pete at the 2nd annual Auburn Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Sharon Hester
December 10, 2019
Ramona I am so sorry for your loss. I meant Pete through working with you on the election board in Auburn. I enjoyed the two of you very much and Pete was always most helpful when needed. My condolences to you and your family.
Mary Brown
December 10, 2019
Much love and many hugs to the family of this great man !!!
December 10, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jenny Brading
December 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, and regret that we are unable to make the trip back. Bill always looked up to Pete, like a big brother. He always had a joke, a smile or a story. He and Mona have led a good life, and are great examples of loving and caring parents. We know he will be missed, not only by family and friends, but the whole community looked up to him. God bless you all
Bill and Hilda Hamby, cousins from California
December 10, 2019
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December 10, 2019
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Ronald Fike
December 10, 2019
I am so sorry for the Copp's families loss of Pete. Be ease Avery dear friend to our family and one of the first people we met when joint the Auburn Presbyterian church. My condolences to Mona and family.
Dianne Elrichs
December 10, 2019
Uncle Pete was the sweetest man. He always had a smile and was loved by all. I will miss you Uncle Pete.
Love Linda
Linda Orndoff
December 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Pete was a great man who did wonderful things for his community , he will truly be missed!
Pat Warren
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December 10, 2019
Dear Ramona and Family,
Pete was the kindest man. My condolences to you all. What an exemplary life he lead.
Liz Syverson
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