February 3, 1934 - January 7, 2021
Shirley Ann Copple, 86, of Indianapolis, left this world to meet the Lord Jesus Christ on January 7, 2021. She was born February 3, 1934 in Indianapolis, to the late Herman E. and Flossie D. Taylor Jackson. Shirley was a 1952 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School. She married the love of her life, Dr. Ernest V. Copple, December 24, 1954. Shirley was a homemaker and dearly beloved wife, mother of three children, and “Mumsie” to 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She also opened her heart and home to Tony and Tom Copple upon the childhood loss of their mother. Shirley became employed by Butler University in 1982 and served as an Administrative Secretary for the next 31 years. Shirley was a lifelong and faithful member of Calvary Tabernacle, where she energetically served for decades with love and a spirit of excellence. She was the Sunday School secretary, hostess, greeter, and banquet coordinator; she also coordinated over 300 weddings. Shirley touched countless lives and will be dearly missed. She truly was a Proverbs 31 woman. Visitation will be Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle Church, 902 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Dr. Ernest V. Copple; children, Cheryl A. Thomas (Jeffrey), Daniel R. Copple (Julie) and Cynthia L. Burzynski (Steven); grandchildren, Andrew S. Thomas, Brent A. Thomas (Rachel), Stacie K. Cole (David), Adam B. Thomas, Michael G. Copple (Sara), Caleb N. Thomas, Riley S. Burzynski, Joshua A. Thomas, Ellie T. Burzynski, Haydn J. Burzynski and Mason S. Burzynski; great-grandson, Brayden Thomas; and sisters, Mildred I. Pieper and Janet M. Habig (Michael). She was preceded in death by her sister, Gwendolyn Watkins. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family asks that everyone please follow the Indiana mandate, wear a mask, observe social distancing, and no contact. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis 46227. www.shirleybrothers.com.
Shirley Ann Copple, 86, of Indianapolis, left this world to meet the Lord Jesus Christ on January 7, 2021. She was born February 3, 1934 in Indianapolis, to the late Herman E. and Flossie D. Taylor Jackson. Shirley was a 1952 graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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