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Mary Ann (Fleming) Copas

September 7, 1937 — April 19, 2016

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Mary Ann Fleming Copas, age 78, of Franklin, KY, entered into rest Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 4:35 PM at her residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home.   A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Goodnight Library Auditorium in Franklin, KY.  Cremation was chosen, and a private Graveside service will be held in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

A native of Simpson County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Kelly Franklin Fleming and the late Viola Denning Fleming.  She was preceded in death by her grandson Justin Bruce Copas.

She is survived by her two sons Kelly Copas and Christopher Copas, both of Franklin, KY; dear friends and caregivers Frances Bryant, Eddie B. Copas, and Penny Masden Copas; brother Billy Fleming; and granddaughters Meghann Copas Marks, Molly Copas, Hannah Scott, and Bridgett Berriel as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Copas shared her love for education teaching French, English and Journalism and directing students in theatrical comedies and dramas.  Following her retirement from the Simpson County School System, she continued teaching at Western Kentucky University.  Mrs. Copas was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will begin Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 9:00 AM until service time at the Goodnight Library Auditorium.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Frances Bryant Caregiver Fund c/o Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home, 325 W. Cedar Street, Franklin, KY  42134.

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