McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Obituaries

June 27, 2014

Linda Sue Coplen

Linda Sue Coplen, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, died Monday June 23, 2014, at home.

The family will meet at Beth Shorts house at 9 a.m. Saturday. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ash Creek Cemetery, by Elm Point, with Pastor Bill Bailey officiating. There will be a lunch following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service of Berryville, Arkansas.

Born Jan. 7, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Gallion, of Krebs, and Sara Gallion Springer, Harrison, Arkansas.

She married Lackey Gene Coplen on May 6, 1973. She worked as a nurses aide most of her life. She had a compassion to take care of others.

She enjoyed to fish, boat, water ski, swim and camp with her family. She and her husband would enjoy night boat rides and night fishing together. Her greatest accomplishment in life was her children. She had a green thumb and could grow anything, especially tomatoes.

Survivors include her husband, Lackey Gene Coplen, of the home; daughter and spouse, Rachel and Steve, of Arkansas; sons and spouse, Lackey Jr. and Betsy, of Arkansas, Mike, of Arkansas, and Shawn and Mindy, of Arkansas; grandchildren, Alexandria (Alley) Coplen, Batesville, Ark., Michael Coplen, Machesney Park, Ill., Dylan Coplen, Mountain Home, Ark., Ashton Coplen, Seth Coplen, Samra Grzyb, Alexa Coplen, and Mathew Coplen, of Fort Walton, Fla., and Kayleigh Coplen; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends; mother, Sara Springer, of Arkansas; brother, Danny Long, of Arizona; sisters and spouse, Debbie and Rob, of Arkansas, Cindy and Butch, of Arkansas, Sharon and Dale, of Oklahoma, and Jessie and Donny, of Oklahoma, and brothers-in-law and spouse, Earl and Shannon, of Oklahoma, and Woody, of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Abilene; father, Jerry Gallion; stepfather, Max Springer; grandmother, Pearl Starr; sister, Carolyn Long; brothers, Charles Frank Parks and Chuck Handly; mother and father-in-law, Wanda and Gid Coplen, and niece, Jessica Henley.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Alyce Yvonne Knight Lerblance

    Alyce Yvonne Knight Lerblance was born on November 21, 1923, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, to Fred C. and Letha Mae Knight.  She was the fourth of seven children born to Fred and Letha Knight.  Alyce grew up in Wilburton and graduated with the class of 1941 and was a graduate of Eastern State A & M in Wilburton.

    July 23, 2014

  • Lynn E. 'Cheatum' Weeks

    Lynn E. “Cheatum” Weeks, 64, of McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in McAlester.

    July 23, 2014

  • Charles Edward Turney,

    Charles Edward Turney, 81, of Duncan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, after a brief illness.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tommy Morrow

    Tommy Morrow, 66, of Hartshorne, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Otis Jefferson

    Otis Jefferson, 84, of McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.

    July 23, 2014

  • David Wayne Dollins,

    David Wayne Dollins, 79, of McAlester, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Brigitta Agnes Campbell

    Brigitta Agnes Campbell, 72, of Haileyville, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Tulsa.

    July 23, 2014

  • Doris J. Bolding

    Doris J. Bolding, 78, of McAlester, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at a local nursing center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Bette Jo Williams

    Heaven opened its gates for Bette Jo Williams, 84, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. Bette lived in McAlester, OK, for 60 years. She moved to Edmond, OK, two months ago in order to be closer to her sons and family members. Bette was born on the family farm near Washington, OK, on March 11, 1930.

    July 22, 2014

  • Lynn 'Gene' Eugene Wilkerson

    Lynn "Gene" Eugene Wilkerson, 80, of Quinton, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 22, 2014