Virginia Coplea, 89

Virginia Irene Daihl Coplea, 89, of Wabash, died at 11 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born July 31, 1928, in Servia, to Gerald Scott and Iva Leona (Aughinbaugh) Orr.

Virginia was a graduate of Chester High School.  She first married Robert E. "Bob" Daihl in October 1949; he died December 1973.  She then married Harold "Gene" Coplea in Lincolnville, on July 10, 1994; he died January 29, 2015. 

She was a farmer's wife and also drove school bus for the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County.  Virginia was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  She enjoyed music, woodworking, and painting. 

She is survived by two sons, Rick (Robin) Daihl of Naperville, Ill., and Ed (Cindy) Daihl of Greensburg; two step-children, Jerry Coplea and Linda (Bob) Fields, both of Wabash; four grandchildren, Jason (Katrina) Daihl of Tinley Park, Ill., Leighann (AJ) Ragusa of Bloomington, Emily (Dustin) Lafferty of Seymour, and Megan (Adam) Parks of Niceville, Fla; 10 great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and five step-great-great- grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church or Parkview Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Virginia may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Sep 05