GERTRUDE PITCOCK COPAS
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 29 June 1967 p 4:
Mrs. Gertrude Nelle Copas, 50, died at Home Hospital in Lafayette at 1:25 a.m. Thursday. She had been hospitalized for the past five months. Mrs. Copas operated a beauty shop in her home at 211 Englewood Drive and was active in many organizations. She was a member of the Ruth Fellowship of the Darlington Christian Church, the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Merry Modern Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Copas was born Aug. 20, 1916, near Tompkinsville, Ky., the daughter of Fowler and Priscilla Miller Pitcock. Survivors include the husband, Raymond Copas; the parents of Tompkinsville; three brothers, Paul Pitcock of Lebanon, Terry Pitcock of Stockton, Calif., and Lynn Pitcock of Indianapolis, and four sisters, Mrs. Glee Martin of Lafayette, Mrs. Mary Creek of Indianapolis and Ara Fisher and Lucille Wood, both of Gig Harbor, Wash. Funeral services will be held at the Powers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Willard Eckroth officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Crawfordsville.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Powers Funeral Home for Mrs. Nelle Copas with Rev. Willard Eckroth in charge. Mrs. Marilyn Pershing sand "The Old Rugged Cross" accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Geneva Middleton. Serving as pallbearers and assisting with the flowers were Eb McClaskey, Willard Gooden, Alan Cox, Ralph Budd and Harold Wilcox of Darlington and John Neeley of Crawfordsville. Mrs. Copas was buried in the family lot in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Copas died Thursday morning at the Home Hospital, Lafayette, after a short illness.
Card of Thanks - I wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbors for their visits, flowers, food and other acts of kindnesses during the illness and death of my wife. - Raymon Copas