Julie Ann Copeland, 55, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at home surrounded by family and friends.
Julie was born on Sept. 21, 1963, in St Joseph, to Gary and Ada (Morgan) Copeland. She was preceded in death by mother Ada Copeland.
Survivors include: her father, Gary Copeland; brother, Scott (Kristi) Copeland; sister, Linda (Steve) Doles; nieces and nephews, Christopher (Mary), Matthew (Brittany), Kelsey (Abe), Lindsay (Jeff), Andrew, Kayla, and Anthony; great-nieces and nephews Jaselyn, Addison,Jayton, Kayson, Teagon, Matthew,June and Micca; nine aunts and uncles; and many cousins. Julie graduated from Helen Davis School.
She was actively involved with Special Olympics for 40 plus years. A member of Rec Club, Storm Choir, and "Through the Roof" of Grace Evangelical Church. She enjoyed watching Walt Disney moves, eating out with friends and family, vacationing to Branson, and listening to Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Harold Joyce, June, Shelly and Kira Morgan, and to Renee Doles for all of the special help.
The family will receive friends Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rupp Funeral Home, Funeral servcies 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the Rupp Chapel.
Memorial donations should be made to UCP(United Cerebral Palsy) the adult program of St. Joseph, or to Storm Choir and "Through the Roof" of Grace
Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.