Betty Copeland, 89

Betty L. Copeland, 89, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Wabash, Indiana, died at 8:17 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at her home in Texas.

She was born in Wabash, on June 23, 1923 to Chester and Mabel (Abshire) Tate.

Betty graduated from Wabash High School in 1941. She married Glenn Eugene Copeland in Wabash, on April 1, 1945. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren. Betty spent her life caring for and loving her spouse, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and reading.

Betty is survived by her husband Glenn Eugene Copeland, of San Antonio, her three children; Terry (Joey) Copeland of Wabash, Margo (John) Layman of San Antonio, and Denise (Richard) Rayburn of White Lake, Michigan; four grandchildren, Regina (Robert) Johnston of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Rachael (Andrew) Spencer of Terre Haute, Indiana, Jay Dee (Lynn) Layman of Logansport, Indiana, and Aaron Rayburn of Waterford, Michigan; and 15 great grandchildren.  Her sister and one great granddaughter preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 17, at Falls Cemetery Chapel, 745 Falls Avenue, Wabash.  Friends may call Sunday 12-2 PM, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.  Burial is in Falls Cemetery. 

The memorial guestbook for Betty may be signed, online, at

Posted on 2013 Feb 19