Martha Jeannine Coppock © Enid News and Eagle 11-18-2012 Submitted by: Glenn
CHEROKEE, Okla. — Funeral service for Martha Jeannine Coppock, 84, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Cherokee First United Methodist Church, with The Rev. Robert Duran officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Viewing will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, with family present at Lanman Funeral Home Inc. in Cherokee.
Martha was born on Oct. 26, 1931, to Joseph and Clara Brown Wells in Monmouth, Ill., and passed from this life Nov. 14, 2015, in Enid. The family moved to Oklahoma before she was one year of age, and settled on a farm outside Lahoma. Martha attended Lahoma High School, graduating in 1949. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Wesley School of Nursing. After graduating from nursing school in 1952, she started her nursing career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. On Dec. 7, 1952, she married the love of her life, Bruce Coppock, in Enid and to this union, three children were born.
After their marriage, Martha continued her nursing career in Norfolk, Va., while Bruce finished his tour of duty with the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of Bruce’s active duty, they moved to Cherokee, where she worked for over 40 years as a nurse at Cherokee and Kiowa, Kan., hospitals. Martha was an active member of the Cherokee First United Methodist Church. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Eldon Coppock; one son, Bruce Eldon Coppock Jr.; one daughter, Pamela Jean Theisz; grandchildren, Andria Leah and Sarah Elizabeth Coppock and her parents, Joseph and Clara Wells.
Martha is survived by one son, Keith Coppock and wife, Sherri of Ponca City; one brother, Milton Wells and wife, Lottie of Lahoma; two sisters, Phyllis Wedel of Enid and Janice Wehrman of Lahoma; six grandchildren, Anna Fenner of Cheyenne, Wyo., Marty Coppock of Midland, Texas, Cassie Copeland and husband, David of Denver, Colo., Bryan Coppock and wife, Stacy of Kansas City, Mo., Abbie Applegate of San Diego, Calif., and Courtney Applegate of Denver, Colo.; five great grandchildren, Marcus and Sophie Fenner, Vox and Felix Copeland, Tegan Coppock and many nieces and nephews.
The light of a distant star continues to reach the earth long after the star itself is gone. In the same way, the light and love that Martha gave so many of us will continue to shine in many hearts.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Circle of Love or the Veterans of Foreign Wars through Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
(Submitted by family)
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