Rita Copsey


Rita Kathryn Copsey, 81, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio.

She was born on January 30, 1932, to Raymond and Mabel (Rittenhouse) Osborn in Defiance, Ohio. On December 24, 1949, she married LeRoy Copsey. Rita graduated from Defiance High School and was a cafeteria supervisor for Tinora schools. She enjoyed antiquing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving spouse of 64 years, LeRoy; son, Dan (Linda) Copsey of Jewell, Ohio; daughter, Susan (Fred) Copsey-Pearce of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Nathan Copsey, Austin Copsey, Emma Copsey-Pearce; stepgrandchildren, Brenda (Randy) Slattman, Jeannie (Perry) Mason, Leah (H.D.) Mowery; 10 great-stepgrandchildren; four great-great-stepgrandchildren; brother, Ray Osborn Jr. of Defiance; and sister, Nancy Gearig of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David LeRoy Copsey, in infancy; brother, Jack Osborn; and daughter-in-law, Joyce (Erford) Copsey.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Perry Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery in Paulding County.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Napoleon or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.

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  • Aunt Rita was an amazing lady. You always knew where you stood with her. When ever she would see you she would great you with a hug and a kiss. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. I will always remember the hayride and her chicken and noodles. She was a very good cook. I will miss you Aunt Rita. All my love, Joyce

  • Aunt Rita was an amazing person. Always smiling and willing to help anyone. I always enjoyed dinners at her home you knew it was going to be something great. She will be deeply missed. But what a wonderful day in heaven when she walked through those golden gates, the angels were singing. Love Always,Karen

  • So sorry to see that Rita had passed Loved her, she is at home with the lord now. Sue Crawford