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Florence E. Copeland

October 7, 1926 ~ July 11, 2020 (age 93)


Florence Elizabeth Swank Copeland, 93, of Washington Township passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 11, 2020. She was born in New Kensington on October 7, 1926 to the late Nelson and Cora Hall Swank.

Florence was a 1943 graduate of Ken-Hi and worked at Mellon Bank for 21 years prior to her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Kensington and the Red Hats in Washington Township. She was a member of Amplify Church where she served as a greeter, an usher, and an active member of the women’s bible study. Florence enjoyed watching birds, cooking, baking, and travelling to the beach. She especially loved spending time with her family.

Florence is survived by her children, Gary (Michelle) Copeland, Karen (James) Copeland Schaeffer, and Susan (Joseph) Copeland Sisley; brothers, Robert (Mary Jean) Swank and William (Patty) Swank; seven grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her devoted friend and caregiver, Rae Ellen Hesketh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dale Copeland.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 14 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road New Kensington, followed by a funeral Service at 11 AM in Amplify Church Pittsburgh East Campus, 9400 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Pastor Lee Kricher will officiate. Private interment will be in Plum Creek Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Leave an online condolence at rossgwalker.com

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July 14, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Ross G. Walker Funeral Home
217 Freeport Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

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