Obituary: Lucille J. Copenhaver, 95, of Ludington

October 21, 2020

Lucille Copenhaver

Obituary: Lucille J. Copenhaver, 95, of Ludington

Lucille J. Copenhaver, 95, of Ludington passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, October 19, 2020. She was born September 28, 1925 in Ludington to LeRoy and Nellie (Thompson) Miller. 

Lucy married the love of her life, Eugene Copenhaver, on August 28, 1943 in Kentucky. Together they raised four daughters. She worked for Five CAP, Senior Lunch Program, Meals on Wheels, Daisy Mae Bakery, and Shoreline Motel.  She loved to camp, hunt, fish, bowl, and dance. She also enjoyed picnics with family, car rides, and her favorite holiday was Halloween. She loved playing cards at the local senior center and going to the casino.

Lucy is survived by her daughters, Donna Copenhaver, Shirley (Terry) Woirol, Susan (Greg Summers) Copenhaver, and Marilyn (Larry Matuz) Copenhaver; her sister-in-law, Darlene Copenhaver; her grandchildren, Gregory Sutula, Theresa Sutula, Golda (Josh) Sopers, Michelle (Chris) Hamman; her great-grandchildren, Anna (Shane) Cobb, Tyler, Josh, and Sylvia Little; three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1996; her sister, Phyllis (Russell) Bigsby; her brothers, Donald (Myrtle) Miller, Bruce (Ruth) Miller, Dale (Betty & Wanda) Miller, and Clarence (Mary) Miller; her in-laws, Henry (Goldabelle and Elsie) Copenhaver, Henry Copenhaver, Athol (Dorothy) Copenhaver, Dale McDowell and Don (Ramona) Copenhaver.

Due to the current pandemic, a private service will be held and a celebration of Lucy’s life will be held sometime next year.

Memorial contributions in Lucy’s name may be directed to the Scottville Area Senior Center, the Ludington Senior Center, or Hospice of Michigan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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