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Vada Irene Coplen
(December 5, 1919 - January 5, 2013)

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Vada Irene Coplen

Vada Irene King Coplen, 93, Akron, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Born December 5, 1919 in Perry Township, Miami County, she was the daughter of Martin Luther and Rosella Barnhisel King. On September 17, 1939 in Crown Point, Indiana, she was married to Wayne Devon Coplen, and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2000.

She attended the Akron United Methodist Church and was a member of the former Gilead United Methodist Church.

Vada was the mother of three children, Judy Kay Harvey, Warsaw; Larry K. Coplen, Warsaw; and Ronald L. Coplen, Akron. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Douglas Neil Harvey and Pamela Sue Harvey; one niece, Roberta Sue Shanks; and one nephew, Richard Carl Lamb.

Three sisters, Beulah Lamb, Freida Fawley, and Helen Bernice King preceded Vada in death.

Funeral services will be held at noon (12:00 p.m.) on Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home..

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gilead Cemetery Association. Arrangements are being handled by Vada’s cousin, Hal W. McClain of McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana. The online guestbook can be signed at


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