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Mable D. (Copp) Smith, 93, a Rushville resident since 1952 passed away in Rushville on Sept. 30, 2016.
Mable was born in Mt. Etna, IN on March 12, 1923 to the late Wilburn V. and Orphia (Hildebrand) King.
Mable was a 1952 graduate of Andrews, IN High School and attended the International School of Business in Ft. Wayne. She married Charles E. Copp on Aug. 19, 1945 and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1975. Mable later married Alvin Eugene (Gene) Smith on April 2, 1978 and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2008.
She and husband, Gene, established the Rush Country Cancer Fund to benefit residents of Rush County. Through direct donations and/or the purchase of the sun catcher "Christ, the answer to cancer" designed by her and created by Markus Stroble, prior to his death from cancer, funds have been supporting this worthy cause. Mable worked at Budget Investments, was a secretary to the Superintendent of Rush County Schools and for the Law offices of Ernest, Foster, Eder & Levi until she retired. Mable was a member of Main Street Christian Church since 1952, a member and past President of BPW (Business and Professional Women's) club and was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Survivors include a son, Terry Lee Copp of Marquette, MI, 2 daughters, Deloris Morris and husband John of Lake Worth, FL and Patricia Mokos and husband Michael of Lake Placid, FL, a brother Delbert King of Huntington, IN, 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and both husbands, Mable was preceded in death by a son, Charles William Copp, 2 sisters, Louise Bottern and Elizabeth Theobald, a daughter in law, Beth Copp and a grandson, Jeremy Copp.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Rushville's Main Street Christian Church. Pastor Chip West will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 11 AM Tuesday until the time of service that same day at the church. Entombment will follow at East Hill Shrine Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Christian Church or Rush County Community Foundation, Rush County Cancer Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.
Published on October 3, 2016
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