Helen Copeland

Helen Copeland

Helen Elizabeth Copeland, 94, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in her home. 

She was born on April 2,1925, in Forsyth, Mo., the daughter of Claud and Velma Kenney Edwards. 

She married Cleatis Butterfield on Sept. 19, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death in January 1980. She then married Syril “Sandy” Copeland in 1997 in Ware. He preceded her in death in 2000. 

She is survived by her children, Bill (Sharon) Butterfield of Topeka, Kan., and Bob (Patsy) Butterfield of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren Tim Butterfield-Kocher, Robert Butterfield-Kocher, Deidra Stanley and Andrea Barnes; great-grandchildren Sophia Butterfield-Kocher, Emma Butterfield-Kocher, Zoe Broz, Aiden Butterfield-Kocher, Chloe Butterfield-Kocher and Kali Ann Cruz; and a brother, Richard (Norma) Edwards of Olmsted. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Barry Butterfield; sisters Opal Rowley and Betty Bierbaum; a brother, Frank Edwards; and a stepsister, Irene Sauerbrumn. 

She attended Harvest Church. She enjoyed working as a seamstress. 

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Anna City Cemetery, with Tony Foeller officiating. Interment followed in the Anna City Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to Harvest Church.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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