Darlene Gladys Kopcial

April 30, 1927 ‒ November 27, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Darlene Gladys Kopcial has passed from this earthly life November 27th, 2017 to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and those who have passed on before her.

Born April 30th, 1927 in Florence, Colorado to Ralph August Smith and Sadie Alice Grabin Smith, she is preceded in death by her parents and husband Walter Jacob Kopcial whom she married July 1st, 1945, her brothers Ralph H. Smith, his wife Eleanor and Floyd A. Smith and her granddaughter Shannon R. Rose.

Darlene is survived by her children Dennis Bruce Kopcial and wife Ruth, Douglas Jay Kopcial, Debra Lynn Brown and Donald Jacob Kopcial and her grandson Timothy C. Kopcial.  She also leaves three great-granddaughters Mikaela A. Rose, Mercedes H-J. Rose and Infiniti E. Rose, a sister-in-law Shirley Smith, grandson-in-law Eddie Rose, many nieces and nephews and a parrot Peepers and lovebird Henry.

The Kopcial family will receive friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, and a funeral service on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Woodville Grace Brethren Church, 580 Woodville Road, Mansfield.  Pastor Ron Smals and Pastor Gene Witzky will be officiating with burial to follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Woodville Grace Brethren Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Darlene’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • Days go by and memories linger forever. Always treasure the time you had with her! Parents are here with us what only seems a short time; but their spiritual presence remains long after. May the good Lord bless your family during this difficult time.

  • The Kopcial Family,Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.I worked with Darlene for sevetal years at Sprint.She was such a special lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • My condolences to Darlene’s family. I worked with her at Sprint. She was a special lady, always smiling..

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Darlene. My prayers and condolences go out to her family. I worked with Darlene for many years. She was a vibrant,fun loving person. She will be sorely missed.