Mary Copenhaver Maclin

August 1, 1928November 12, 2021
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Mary Copenhaver Maclin, known affectionately to her family as Mère Mère, passed away on November 12, 2021 at the age of 93. She was born in Abingdon, VA on August 1, 1928 to the late William (Pappy) and Mary (Boly) Copenhaver. Mary attended Mary Washington College in Fredricksburg, VA and graduated from Women’s College (UNC-Greensboro) in 1951. Mary loved her family, traveling, gardening, reading, tennis, giving gifts and sending cards for all occasions to family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her adoring daughters, Reade Rowe (Alan) and Caroline Key (Tim) and four grandchildren whom she greatly loved, Jonathan Rowe, Mary Louise Rowe, Andrew Key (Julia) and Daniel Key (Ally). In addition to her parents, her sister Betty preceded her in death.

Her life will be celebrated at 11 AM, Monday, November 15 at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to Friends Homes Guilford, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 or the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank the nursing and support staff of Friends Homes for the wonderful care given to Mary. Online condolences may be offered at

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  • William (Pappy) and Mary (Boly) Reade Copenhaver Parents (deceased)
  • Reade Rowe and husband Alan Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Caroline Key and husband Tim Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Jonathan Rowe, Mary Rowe, Andrew Key (Julia) and Daniel Key (Ally) Grandchildren
  • Betty Triplett Sister (deceased)

  • Friends Homes at Guilford 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Past Services

Monday, November 15, 2021

Memorial Service