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Leona Irene Cooper

Leona Irene Copper, age 94, of Thornville, OH, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at her residence.

She was born on January 1, 1915 in Zanesville, OH to the late Franklin and Nellie (Middlemuss) Patterson.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice Schmus, Elizabeth (Richard) Long, and Mary (Richard) Audette; grandchildren, Diana (Larry) Magrie, Earl (January) Schmus, Carl (Michelle) Schmus, Richard (Jennifer) Schmus, Beth (John) Henry, Laura (Richard) Blanchard, Roger Long, Susan (William) Gregory, William (Catherine) Glaeser and Scott (Pamela) Glaeser; 23 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Patterson; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Copper; sons, Donald, William, and Robert Copper; daughter, Susan Copper; sister, Alice Patterson; brothers, Carl Patterson, Merle Patterson and Dean Davis; and grandson, Michael Long.

Services were held Dec. 29, 2009 at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, 56 S. Main St. Thornville, OH with Pastor Jon Emory officiating.

Memorials may be made in Leona Copper’s honor to: Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.

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