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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lillian M. Copeland, 86, of Bradford, PA

Lillian M. Copeland

Lillian M. Copeland, 86, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on October 31, 1932, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mabel Henry Wheelock.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

She was a Past Matron of Keystone Chapter No. 2, and was a member of Phoenix Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Star at the time of her death. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Trinity Commandery #58 in Bradford. 

Along with her husband Manley, she helped run their former farm in Turtlepoint, where they raised Scottish Highland cattle.

She was employed by Dresser Manufacturing, Bradford, for over thirty five years; retiring in 1994.

She is survived by one son, Daniel (Patricia) McGarry of Bloomsburg; one daughter, Debra (Grant) Nichols of Bradford; nine grandchildren, Steve (Cherilyn) Nichols, Adam (Jenna) Nichols, Michelle (Jim) Eschrich, Rebecca (Genie) Koo, Toni (Joe Henton) Sherrick, Sarah Nichols, Daniel L. (Meghan) McGarry, Michael (Susan) McGarry and Matthew McGarry; eleven great grandchildren, Jacob, Alex, Rachel, Carina, Wyatt, Madelyn, Elizabeth, Victoria, Moira, Rue and Isabella and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Fillio and Manley Copeland; ex-husband, Ken McGarry, Jr., two brothers, Donald Wheelock and Richard Wheelock and three sisters, Lois Wheelock, Joan Hart and Myrna Neel.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. with a funeral service to immediately follow at the funeral home at 11:00 with the Rev. Ricky Price, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating.

Private burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

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