Erma C. Colopy
July 12, 1921 ‒ February 12, 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Erma C. Colopy, age 97, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning February 12, 2019 at her daughter Brenda Kennedy’s home in the presence of family. She was born on July 12, 1921 in Huntington, Indiana, daughter of Eva (Madge) Struble and Samuel Spurgeon Bechtelheimer.
Erma was a 1938 graduate of Fredericktown Senior High School. She had worked at Mount Vernon Developmental Center for years and later at the Mount Vernon Country Club as a cook. Throughout her life she cared for several foster children. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and square dancing. Erma attended Green Valley Southern Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Erma enjoyed making and giving baby blankets to Knox Pregnancy Center as well as financially helping young people entering the medical field. She was a very strong, quick witted woman that shared her opinion with friends and family. She loved her family and friends and was always happy to visit with them. Although she died at 97 years old her mind was sharp as a tack and her memory was vivid until the day she died.
Erma is survived by her daughters Carolyn Peugh, Brenda (Steve) Kennedy, and Doris Cochran and her son Keith (Sue) Colopy, foster son Russell Seitter, 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. Her brother Lee (Barbara) Struble is her sole surviving sibling.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Colopy and second husband William Stahl. She was preceded in death by her sisters Maxine Snyder, Freda and Vera Farren and brothers Howard, Edward and Charles Bechtelheimer.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at the Flowers Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St. Mount Vernon with Daryl Gruver officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Following services a meal will be provided at the Green
Valley Baptist Church at 1680 Old Delaware Road, Mt. Vernon.
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