Madolyn Ray Copeland, 84, of Marion, Illinois passed away at June 30, 2018 at Her residence in Marion, Illinois. She was born July 19, 1933 in Chester, Illinois to Edwin Arthur Knapp “Eddie” and Blanche Barger. She married Major James Robert Copleland “Bob” on August 22, 1953 at St. James Episcopal Church in Marion, Illinois. They were blessed with 39 years of marriage until he preceded her in death on December 23, 1992.
Madolyn is survived by her 2 children, Robert Lee Copeland of Marion, Illinois, and Karen Reynolds of Marion, Illinois; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Phillip R. Knapp and wife, Gracemary of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Tony R. Knapp and wife, Mary of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; sister, Susan R. Hughey of Mount Vernon, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and brother-in-law, John Copeland of Marion, Illinois.
Madolyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Michael Alan Copeland.
Madolyn was instrumental in contributing toward her husband’s success as a career Military Officer by being very active in Officer’s Wives Club and Military Youth Activities. She also managed Knapp’s flowers. Madolyn was very active in St. James Episcopal Church and was the Altar Guild Directress for many years. She loved her family and always provided many laughs and good times.
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Goddard Chapel at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Illinois. Graveside Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Illinois with Father Tim Goodman officiating. Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Illinois.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.