Vera Copper Gotjen, 93

Vera Copper Gotjen, 93, formerly of Wampum and Ellwood City passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Overlook Medical Clinic in New Wilmington following a short illness.

Born October 19, 1921 in Lisbon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lena Boso Mitchell.

Vera retired from the Holiday Inn in Beaver Falls where she was the manager. She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. Vera was a member of the Wampum American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several card clubs.

Survivors include three sons, Larry (Marie) Walls of Wampum, Merle N. “Bud” (Bonnie) Copper Jr. of Penobscot, Maine, David C. (Sandra) Copper of Volant; daughter, Kathy A. (Richard) Olsen of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Merrill J. Walls, Merle N. Copper Sr. and Merle Gotjen; brother, Eugene Mitchell; and three grandchildren, Lawrence Walls Jr., David Walls, and Teri Lynn Durr.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday February 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main St. Wampum Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lawrence County 332 Highland Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

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4 thoughts on “Vera Copper Gotjen, 93

  1. Dave, Sandy and Family
    Our prayers and condolences are with you all during this time of loss. As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother she will be missed by all but remembered lovingly.

  2. My deepest sympathies to the entire family at this time. I loved your mom. She was such a sweetheart. I wish I could be there in person to convey my condolences. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time.

  3. We are sad to hear of Vera’s death. She was a great addition to the Gotjen family. Her bubbly personality and kind spirit were always welcomed at our home.

  4. Dear family, It has been my honor to be your mom’s hairdresser at the Overlook Medical Center the entire time she was a resident. We have had many good times in the beauty shop. I will miss her dearly. She certainly is a beautiful lady. Respectfully and sincerely, Marietta Ciavarella

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