Martha Copenhaver

July 29, 1929February 23, 2019

Martha Copenhaver, 89, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2019. She was born to the late Beverly and Emily Martin on July 29, 1929 in Island Creek, Kentucky. Martha was a loving wife to Frank for 61 years and devoted mother to their six children. She worked at Kroger and retired in 1988 after 30 years of service as a meat clerk. After retirement, Martha filled her time with gardening, spending time in Florida, visiting family in Kentucky and attending church on Sunday. She was a member at the River Church, where she was loved so much and enjoyed being the oldest member. Martha is survived by four children; Frank L. (Pam) Copenhaver, Robert M. Copenhaver, Linda L. (Dan) Schnur, David B. (Kimberly) Copenhaver; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Copenhaver; grandchildren; Wayne Copenhaver, Amy (Dan) Wagner, Chris Keim, Andrea (Patrick) Santella, Holly (Brad) Boroff, Jenna Copenhaver, Zack Copenhaver, Michelle (Matt) O’Rourke and Patty (Nick) Milton; great grandchildren; Tess, Thomas and Jack Wagner, Chase, Cole and Chloe Boroff, Sydnee, Ursula, James and Kurt Santella and Aiden O’Rourke and her loving brother and sister Herschel (Joyce) Martin and Lola Mae Killion and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents; two sons Richard Steven Copenhaver and Anthony Wayne Copenhaver; brothers Herman, Joel, Stanley; sisters Retha, Clara, and Mallie. The family would to thank the staff at Hospice of Cincinnati; Pam, Jo, Jean, Kathy, Michelle, Priscilla, Amy and Joe and Martha’s caregiver, Jessica, for their love and care. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Brad Mitchell and the loving family at the River Church for their prayers and support. A visitation will take place at the River Church, 5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044 on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10am-12pm with a funeral service to follow at 12pm. Burial to take place at Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the River Church in loving memory of Martha.


  • Dan Schnur
  • Carl Runion
  • Brad Boroff
  • Denny Profitt
  • Wayne Copenhaver
  • Frank Copenhaver
  • Robert Copenhaver
  • Dan Wagner


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Mary Duff

March 1, 2019

Martha was a beautiful lady and I will always have fond memories of her from years ago. Rest in peace Martha and prayers for the family left behind. Mary Keim Duff

Dan Schnur

February 26, 2019

I am Martha's only son in law. Since 2008 I have helped my wife take care of her, while living at our home the last 3 years. Martha enjoyed her grandchildren, communicating with her siblings especially at family reunions, attending the River church, and living with her daughter Linda whom she truly loved. She seldom complained about anything and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She would thank me every day for helping her out. Martha was kind, generous, humble, & loved to socialize with people. During her final months when her health was failing, she would tell me each night that she loved me. Well, I loved you & will certainly miss you, oldster. DAN.