Arlene N. Copus

First Posted: 8/7/2011

ADAArlene N. Copus, 74, died at 7:35 a.m. Aug. 7, 2011, at her residence.She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Upper Sandusky to Lester Charles and Naomi Grace Gatchel Beidelschies, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 29, 1957, she married Dale L. Copus, who survives in Ada.Mrs. Copus was a homemaker. She was a member of First Missionary Church in Lima. She was a 1956 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She volunteered at numerous places and was a member of the Ada Women's Association.Survivors also include a son, Douglas (Vicki) Copus, of Rockford, Ill.; two daughters Cynthia (Kevin) Lachey, of Vaughnsville, and Suzanne (William) Hageman, of Dublin, Ohio; a brother, Richard (Ruth) Beidelschies, of Columbus Grove; a sister, Florence (William) Shaffer, of Lima; and 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Copus; and two infant children.Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Dr. Timothy White will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Westminster.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Church of Lima.Condolences may be sent to

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