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Shirley Janet (Keilers) Copeland

January 10, 1937October 6, 2021
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Shirley Janet Keilers Copeland of Conroe, Texas was born in Warrenton, TX on January 10, 1937 to Atlan and Lillian Mae Keilers. She went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2021 at the age of 84.

She attended school in Roundtop, Texas before her family moved to Houston, Texas where she attended Roosevelt School. She held many jobs including working at Clayton’s Grocery Store, the Greyhound Bus Station, and the Harris County Courthouse as a PBX operator.

She married Jimmy Copeland on November 12, 1961, and they had two daughters, Rita and Kim. Her family always came first, and she became a stay home mom. She was very active in both girl’s schools, activities, and loved opening her home to all their friends.

In 1978 she and her husband, Jimmy, opened their first car dealership in Navasota, Texas before opening two more dealerships in Tomball, Texas. They sold their dealerships in 2004 and enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing dominoes with their grandchildren, gambling, and spending time with family.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Copeland, her parents Atlan Frank Keilers and Lillian Mae Keilers, her brother-in-law Bill Clemans, and her step daughter Cathy Copeland Relf.

Shirley is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Rita and Larry Hejl and Kim and Ronald Liston, grandchildren Amanda and husband Jared Nuss, Jared Hejl, Madison and husband Ivan Gomes, Makenzie Liston, Crystal Relf, and great-grandchildren Everly Nuss and Adaline Janette Nuss (named after her Great Granny)

She is also survived by her sister Pearley Clemans, brother Allen and his wife Ann Keilers, brother Wendell and his wife Johnnie Keilers and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers: Jared Hejl, Makenzie Liston, Jared Nuss, Ivan Gomes, Allen F. Keilers, Byron Keilers, Jacob Gonzales, Kevin Alaniz, and Perry Liston Honorary Pallbearers: Allen D. Keilers and Wendell Keilers

Funeral service for Shirley Janet Keilers Copeland will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, The Woodlands, Texas on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:30am with Rev. Debbie Daigle officiating. Public visitation will start at 9:30am prior to service. Interment will follow the service at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery. There will be a reception at Forest Park the Woodlands Funeral Home following interment.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com for the COPELAND family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jared Hejl
  • Makenzie Liston
  • Jared Nuss
  • Ivan Gomes
  • Allen F. Keilers
  • Byron Keilers
  • Jacob Gonzales
  • Kevin Alaniz
  • Perry Liston
  • Allen D. Keilers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wendell Keilers, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Reception

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Final Resting Place

Shirley Janet (Keilers) Copeland

GARDEN OF ANGELS SECTION 7

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Memories

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Waylan Cain

October 12, 2021

Jimmy & Shirley hosting junior high “slow dance” parties at their home in the garage :)

Two Spring Break trips to Padre Island with Kim & Ronald, one time with Cara.

Jimmy & Shirley trusting Ronald, Kim and me with their boat on Lake Conroe multiple summers!

Jimmy & Shirley, unknowingly, “letting” Ronald and I be test drivers of new model sports cars…

They were always smiling and happy!

Thanks for being such a stable part of my childhood! And parents to my best friends!

Kathy Havran

October 12, 2021

Rita and Kim, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your families. Losing a mother is heartbreaking. Shirley will be greatly missed, but remembered forever. Pearley, Allen and Wendell, my thoughts and prayers are with you as well.

Shawna Degitz

October 10, 2021

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. Her life was full of all the things she loved, with family being at the top. She left the most amazing legacy in all of you and your children. Thinking of you all.

Jenn Head

October 9, 2021

Ever the encourager! Whether she was trying to help me sell cars or get a boyfriend! A smile for everyone, always a word of support when you needed it. She reared two beautiful ladies and continued to nurture them as they nurtured their own families. A truly beautiful child of God who loved the Lord and enjoyed the life He gave her here on this earth.

Doris Falkenberg

October 8, 2021

Our sympathy to the family at this time of your great loss.

Doris & Gary Falkenberg

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