Juanita  Lois Copeland
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Juanita Lois Copeland Obituary


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“As a sister Juanita was the best. She loved everyone and felt sincerely for everyone. The selfish part of me didn't want her to go, but I know that...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Brenda (Shelton) Pattison - Peru, IN

“I knew Juanita at Richard's. She was always kind, considerate and cheerful. My friends and I have been praying for her. We will miss her but are...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Sottong

“Joe, We have missed you and Juanita so much since you left Russellville. She was a loving person and I felt like she was a good friend. I know...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lavonne and Ed Donahou, Robin Soliz, Michelle Tolan, and P.J. Tu - AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Linda & Ron Henry - Blythe, CA

“Juanita was such a wonderful influence in so many peoples lives. What an amazing inspiration she has been to me. She is one of those people that...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sandra Kennamer - Russellville, AR

“Juanita I will always remember your joy for life, your brilliant smile, and the kindness in your heart. I know your in heaven dancing and shouting...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Birdie & Bobby James - Athens, TN

“Words cannot express the sadness we feel about losing Juanita. Daryl and I are grateful that we had the opportunity to be neighbors and come to know...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Christy Pickard - Kokomo, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. I have many fond memories visiting Kokomo as a child and staying with Juanita. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Edna (Nickell) Johnson - Hamilton, OH

“Juanita, Your warmth and smile will be missed by us. You always provided a ray of sunshine for Loretta and myself. Although you have departed...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne and Loretta Majors - Kokomo, IN

“Juanita, you will be sadly missed. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Mae Copeland - MS


Juanita Lois Copeland 67, of Kokomo passed away at 8:43am Monday, January 14, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 10, 1945 in Laurel County, KY to the late James E. and Martha E. (Casteel) Shelton. Juanita graduated from Kokomo High School. She was of the Apostolic Pentecostal faith. She attended cosmetology school and became a beautician and hairstylist. She owned Juanita's Boutique for over 15 years in Russellville, Ark. In Kokomo she worked as a cashier for Waffle House and Richards Restaurants for 7 years, where she got a lot of "love & hugs". She also worked at Delco Electronics for 4 years.
She married Joe Copeland on March 17, 1986 in Russellville, Ark. Surviving is her husband Joe Copeland, two sons; Steven Wampler, (Christine), Rev. Joe David Wampler, (Aimee), both of Kokomo, a daughter; Stephanie Alexandra, (Brian), Kokomo, a step-son, Steven Copeland, (Mary), Russellville, Ark, a step-daughter, Denise Copeland, Statesville, North Carolina, two sisters; Jean Purvis, (Paul) of Kentucky, Brenda Pattison, (Bill), Peru, IN, a brother, Lester Shelton, English, IN and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers; James Sherman Shelton, and Carlos Dean Shelton.
Visitation will be from 10am – 12pm Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street. Services will follow at 12pm also at the Mortuary with Rev. Joe David Wampler officiating. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Juanita may be made to the American Cancer Society .

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