Vada Irene King Coplen, 93, of Akron, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, Ind.
Born Dec. 5, 1919, in Perry Township, Miami County, she was the daughter of Martin Luther and Rosella Barnhisel King. On Sept. 17, 1939, in Crown Point, Ind., she was married to Wayne Devon Coplen, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2000.
She attended the Akron United Methodist Church and was a member of the former Gilead United Methodist Church.
Vada was the mother of three children: Judy Kay Harvey, Warsaw; Larry K. Coplen, Warsaw; and Ronald L. Coplen, Akron. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Douglas Neil Harvey and Pamela Sue Harvey; one niece: Roberta Sue Shanks; and one nephew: Richard Carl Lamb.
She was preceded in death by three sisters: Beulah Lamb, Freida Fawley and Helen Bernice King.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gilead Cemetery Association. Arrangements are being handled by Vada’s cousin, Hal W. McClain of McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Ind.