Robert F. Copenhaver, 76, of Linton, passed away at 2:27 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Lyons Health and Living Center of natural causes following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 17, 1929 in Boone County, he was the son of Earl M. and Arizona Mae (King) Copenhaver. On July 8, 1952 in Lebanon, he married Betty Joan (Davis) Copenhaver.
He was a long-time resident of Boone County and lived between Whitestown and Zionsville. He graduated in 1948 from Whitestown High School, then served in the United States Air Force 1951-54 and was stationed in Germany during the occupation following World War II.
He worked as a printer for 22 years at Shumate Business Forms in Lebanon and the last seven of those years in Indianapolis at Allison Coupon. He moved to Linton in 1977, where he had since resided. He worked for seven years for the Dollar General Corporation in Worthington and retired there in 1994.
In addition to his family, he enjoyed coin collecting, jigsaw puzzles, and yard sales.
Survivors include: his wife Betty J. Copenhaver of Linton; two children, David E. Copenhaver of Lebanon and Michelle A. Leffler of Linton; and four grandchildren, Latasha R. Copenhaver of Jasonville, Timothy M. Leffler of Linton, Christopher L. Leffler of Linton, and William H. Smith of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wilmer and Vaughn Copenhaver.
Graveside service was Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mts. Runn Cemetery in Boone County with the Rev. Fred Tanselle officiating.
Visitation was at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y., 10018.
Online condolences are available at www.myersmortuary.com.