December 23, 1927 - January 21, 2017
Gloria Ruth Copelin died Saturday January 21, 2017, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City with her loving family by her side. Gloria was born December 23, 1927, in El Reno, where she lived all 89 years of her life. Gloria graduated from El Reno High School. She started her work career before graduating by helping her dad at Crystal Cleaners. After high school she worked for Rock Island Railroad and the Internal Revenue Service before taking a job with Farmer's Home Administration. She worked there for more than 20 years before retiring. Gloria was a lifelong member of First Christian Church and served as church treasurer in the 1980s. She was a member of the El Reno Study Club, Culture Club, Tuesday Old Lady Club and P.E.O. Chapter AE. Gloria, known for her bright red lipstick and pearls, would always greet you with a loving smile and leave you with a caring word. Her laugh was contagious. Gloria loved to pray, shop, read the newspaper, talk on the phone and eat sweets. But her greatest love was her family. Gloria selflessly dedicated her life to caring for others and set a loving example that will live on through those who loved her most. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Stevener of El Reno; son Kevan Copelin of El Reno; five grandchildren, Tyler Maune and wife Leslie of Edmond; Tanner Maune and wife Julie, of Oklahoma City; Tess Maune of Tulsa; Catrina Thornton and husband Aaron of Andover, Kansas; Kass Copelin and wife Brooke of The Woodlands, Texas and seven great-grandchildren, Kamden Thornton, Kaden and Bailey Copelin, Sloane, Tatum, Tanner Jr., and Blair Maune; one sister, Arlene Grimsley of Yukon, along with many nieces and nephews. Gloria is preceded in death by husband of 37 years, Bill Copelin; parents, Clarence Imboden and Mildred Imboden Dozier; and sister, Clarice Jo Christensen. Viewing will begin Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 from 2-6pm at Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church, El Reno with burial to follow in the El Reno Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, El Reno.
Gloria Ruth Copelin died Saturday January 21, 2017, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City with her loving family by her side. Gloria was born December 23, 1927, in El Reno, where she lived all 89 years of her life. Gloria graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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