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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ruth Virginia Copeland, 79, formerly of 37 Morris Lane, Bradford, PA

Ruth Virginia Copeland, 79, formerly of 37 Morris Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born July 25, 1934 in Bradford she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Virginia (Moulton) Morris, Sr.

Mrs. Copeland was graduate of Bradford High School class of 1952. She attended Jamestown Business College, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and was a graduate of Olean Business Institute. She worked for Dresser Industries and later for her family's business, CJ Morris Oil & Gas. In the 90’s, Ruth moved to Cleveland, OH, where she worked as a nurse's assistant in the Christian Scientist Nursing Home before returning to the Bradford area.

She was a devout and active member of the Church of Christ Scientist. She was compassionate, gracious, loving and kind, and enjoyed nature, animals, laughing, and most of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving is a son, Alan (Margaret) Copeland, a daughter, Mary (Al Swanson) Copeland a brother Thomas (Ann) Morris, Sr. all of Bradford, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, by a brother Charles J. Morris, Jr.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration of Ruth's Life on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 11:00 in the Asbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Matt Blake, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials, if so desired be made to the McKean County S.P.C.A in Ruth's honor.

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