Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Wyona J. Copeland

Wyona J. Copeland, age 89, of Shelby, died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Wyona was born December 22, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Clay and Ruth (Martin) Conner. She was a 1947 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and a 1950 graduate of Mansfield General School of Nursing. Wyona worked at both Shelby and Mansfield Hospitals, but her main focus was her job as wife and mother. She was a member of Mothers Club and enjoyed playing bridge. For 37 years, some of her most memorable days were spent at Bay Point at Lake Erie with her family.

In March of 1951, Wyona married Roger Copeland and he survives along with their 4 children: Linda Weber of Georgia, Scott (Jane) Copeland of Morrow, OH, Craig (Laura) Copeland of Shelby and Kurt (Sheila) Copeland of Shelby; 7 grandchildren: Travis Weber, Erin Weber, Sarah (Matthew) Patrick, Kristin (John) Reed, Brad (Carlson) Copeland, Courtney Copeland and Carter Copeland; 5 great grandchildren: Kiah Weber, Brantley Patrick, Madelyn Patrick, Leah Reed and Mason Reed; a sister: Barbara (Robert) Cramer.

Wyona’s mother died when she and her sister were young. They were raised by their aunt and uncle, Guy and Bernice Smith. Their children, Ronnie and Jerry Smith, whom Wyona considered brothers, also survive.

There will be no public calling hours. Private funeral services for the family will be held at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, with Rector Emeritus, Rev. David Sipes, officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial expressions may be made to: Roger Copeland Football Fund, c/o Ontario Local Schools, Board Of Education, 467 Shelby-Ontario Road, Ontario, Ohio 44906.
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Margie I Hoover says:

    Dear Roger and family. so very sorry to learn of Wyona’s passing. She was a very nice woman. always enjoyed spending time with you and her. you a re in my thoughts and prayers. my deepest sympathy.

  2. Deb Sheridan says:

    Dear Linda and family, condolences to you all. It’s so hard to lose a parent. But the memories are there when we are sad, to look back on and smile. And looking back at times we were all at Bay Point gives me comfort when I miss my mom. God bless you all

  3. Ed Sauer says:

    Coach Copeland!

    My condolences to you and the rest of your family. She always had a smile on her face. You were a great care taker for her and that shows the ‘Love’ you had for each other. She is now resting peacefully in ‘Heaven’ and some day you will be joined with her again.
    God Bless Coach!

  4. Pam Zeller says:

    To Craig and all the Copeland family, we are truly sorry about the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, Wife, and Friend to many. While we never had the opportunity to meet her, we do know she touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you all. Love, The Zeller Family

  5. Sally Griffeth) Henderson says:

    Dear Linda and Family,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  6. Alice Mescher says:

    Scott, My Deepest Sympathies to you and your families.
    Alice Wheeler Mescher

  7. Mike Sirofchuck says:

    Dear Copeland Family,
    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. She raised a wonderful family and we hope that brings you comfort. Our thoughts are with you at this time. With love, Mike Sirofchuck and Stacy Studebaker

  8. kathy Stanton says:

    To Roger, Linda & all the Copeland family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Wife, Mom & Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Our prayers & thoughts are with you. God bless you all.

  9. Marlene Steele Adkins says:

    Dear Copeland Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Copland when I was growing up. She was a beautiful lady with such a beautiful smile and personality. God bless all of you as you deal with this loss.

  10. Bob & Sue Stover says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences.

  11. Gale Pittenger says:

    Dear Linda and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  12. Lori Holzworth says:

    Kristin, keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  13. Jim & Maryjo Hull says:

    Coach and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wyona’s willingness to allow Coach to take time away from the family and develop the skills and persistence for the success of so many will never be forgotten. Good bless all of you and may his strength guide you through is trying time.

  14. Lorna Byrd Wingenbach says:

    Mr. Copeland,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Lorna Byrd Wingenbach

  15. Paula Frazier says:

    Mr. Copeland–
    I don’t know if you will remember me or not—years ago I worked at Meijer as a merchandiser for spices. Your wife and you would always stop to talk when you were shopping. I so enjoyed talking to you both. I just want to say I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Paula Frazier

  16. Brooke Aldstadt says:

    Sorry for the loss of your Grandma. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

  17. Kim &June (Haverfield) Heuberger says:

    Roger, Linda, Scott, Craig, Kurt, & Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your Wife, Mother, & Grandmother. ⚘

  18. Steve Arnett says:

    Mr. Copeland & Family:

    Our condolences to you and family.

    God Bless all of you; you’re in our prayers.

    Theresa & Steve Arnett

  19. Jerry & Roberta Williams says:

    So sorry to learn of Wyona’s passing. Roberta and I have many great memories of the two of you from all the years at Bay Point and always think of you when we pass your trailer in the campground. Roberta always enjoyed sharing school stories with you, Roger and the two of you were such a fun couple! Hope you are doing as well as can be expected.
    Jerry & Roberta Williams

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