Dolly J. Coppes,
age 80 of Chesterton, passed away on March 13, 2017, at the VNA Hospice
Center in Valparaiso.
She was born on
April 7, 1936 in Mishawaka, IN to Roscoe and Marie Clem, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On June 4, 1955,
she married Carroll Coppes, who survives in Chesterton.
Dolly is survived
by her children: Jolynn (Michael) LeSuer of Springfield, MO, Jeffrey of
Spartanburg, South Carolina, Karen (Glenn) Millan of Mooresville, North
Carolina, Shelley (Bob) Smith of Wanatah, IN, and Marci Coppes of Plymouth;
her grandchildren: Andy, Brandon, Nick, Chelsea, Kylynn, Grace, Aubrey, Cade,
and Jack; one great-grandson, Chasin; her sister, Betty Schultz of
Valparaiso; along with many nieces and nephews.
She is also
preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Pamela, her brothers, Durwood Clem
and Delbert Clem, and by her sisters: Dorothy Wright, Marjorie Schilla, and
Dolly was a devout
member of the Chesterton First United Methodist Church where she volunteered
at Jacobís Table for many years and taught Sunday School for decades. Her
kids in the Children's Ministry were very important to her. Dolly spent many
hours preparing crafts and projects for the next Sunday's class. She was so
proud of her kids at Christmas time when they presented the Christmas
Pageant. Dolly was well known in Chesterton through the years. She never met
will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Chesterton United
Methodist Church, 424 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN, with a visitation
at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at
Chesterton Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 16,
2017 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be given to the Childrenís Ministry at the Chesterton
United Methodist Church or to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso
Street, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
Memories may be