Jean E. (Wallace) Copeland

April 9, 1946 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 75)

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Jean E. Copeland

Sheffield Lake - Jean E. Copeland, 75, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Jean was born to her loving parents, Michael D. and Dorothy E. (nee Wilson) Wallace, on April 9, 1946 in Lorain, OH. She grew up in Lorain, OH, graduating from St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1964 and she attended Kent State University. Jean was a longtime resident of Sheffield Lake and she was a long-time employee of United Airlines.  She married the love of her life, Thomas C. Copeland, on May 23, 1975. Jean was a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Lorain County Genealogical Society, Lorain County Computer Users Group, and other organizational groups. She enjoyed gathering with loved ones and friends, genealogy, traveling, reading, theater, painting, charitable causes, and had a devoted affiliation with St. Thomas the Apostle in Sheffield Lake, OH.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Douglas (Jill) and Michael R. (Isha) Copeland; daughter, Natalie A. (Kevin) Copeland-Traster; grandchildren, Molly Jean and a grandchild on the way; her sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas C. Copeland; parents, Michael and Dorothy Wallace; brothers, Michael D. (Marie), John W. (Carol), and Robert B. (Geneva) Wallace Sr.; niece, Anne Marie; nephew, Robert B. Wallace Jr., and several other beloved nieces and nephews.

Jean’s family will receive family and friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:10 AM.  Masks are required to be worn during all funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle, 715 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, OH, Fr. Stephen L. Shields, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. In lieu of flowers, please forward donations in Jean’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by using

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September 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Closing prayers
September 21, 2021

9:10 AM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Mass of Christian Burial
September 21, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle
715 Harris Road
Sheffield Lake, OH 44054

Interment following Mass of Christian Burial
September 21, 2021

Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, Lorain


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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