Donna Frances Coppenbarger

Posted 8/4/20

Donna Frances Coppenbarger

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Donna Frances Coppenbarger


KENNEY — Donna Frances (Fitzpatrick) Coppenbarger, 85, of Kenney, passed away 8:59 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, with Rev. Father James Henning, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 9:30–10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

Donna was born on September 22, 1934, to Joseph and Doris (Pitchford) Fitzpatrick of Waverly, Ill.   She graduated from Illinois State Normal University, in 1956, and taught elementary school until 1969 in Normal, Springfield, Decatur and Kenney. 

She married Roy Coppenbarger on June 28, 1958, and they lived in Kenney for 52 years.  She worked as the office manager of Coppenbarger Insurance, in Kenney, for 48 years.  She enjoyed gardening, baking, and traveling with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy, and their daughter, Mary Coppenbarger, of Bourbonnais.  Also surviving are sisters Kathryn (Fred) Norman, of Springfield, Margaret (Richard) Long, of Pittsboro, Ind., Marilyn Fitzpatrick, of Pawnee, Michele (Michael) Thompson, of Springfield, brothers, Dale (Peggy), of Effingham, James (Sue), of Wickenburg, Ariz., Robert “Willie” (Debbie), of Alva, Okla., Jerry, of Franklin, sisters-in-law, Jean Ann Fitzpatrick, of Waverly, and Carolle Fitzpatrick, of Springfield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and her long time caregiver, Bobbi Morse, of Kenney. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joseph and Herschel, and sisters, Dorothy and Wilma Fitzpatrick.

Memorials may be made to the Kenney Heritage Association.

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