Virginia Copeland

Virginia CopelandVirginia Doris Copeland, 85, of Rushville, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in St. Louis, a daughter of Herman and Anna Stege Heitert. She married Eugene W. Copeland on July 3, 1946, in St. Louis. He died Jan. 14, 1998.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, Michael of Edwardsville and Daniel (and Charlene) of Rushville; and three grandchildren.

She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in St. Louis.

She donated her body to Washington University in St. Louis. There will be no services or visitation. Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 432, Rushville, IL 62681.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/20/2006

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