Ruth Maree Copenhaver

Ruth Maree Copenhaver, 89, formerly of Avis, passed away Jan. 10, 2017, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Duncansville.

She was born in Lock Haven on March 19, 1927, to Russel and Edith Myers Kaler.

Ruth was a graduate of the Lock Haven High School and a 1948 graduate of the Lock Haven Teachers College.

She was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church and attended the Caldwell Church; she played the piano at both churches.

Ruth was a teacher at the Avis Elementary School and retired from the Jersey Shore School District after 27 years of service. Ruth served on the Lock Haven and Jersey Shore school boards and was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was married for 66 years to Robert E. Copenhaver who passed away March 29, 2015.

Ruth is survived by three sons, Robert E. (Katie), Lee R. (Janet) and Thomas M. (Pam) Copenhaver.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Malcolm (Carol) Kaler.

Grandchildren are Bobby Copenhaver, Steffan and Sean (Chrissy) Copenhaver, Ivy Eldred (Chris), Russel Copenhaver (Alex) and Benjamin Copenhaver. Great-grandchildren are Aurora Leigh and Addilynn Copenhaver.

Funeral services for Ruth M. Copenhaver will be held on Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, with Pastor Joseph Hopkins of the Avis United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends and family will be received in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the services. Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted to the Caldwell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 60, McElhattan Drive, McElhattan, Pa. 17748, Avis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box B, Avis, Pa. 17721.

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