Henry M. Copeland

May 22, 1918April 14, 2014

Henry Milford Copeland was born May 22, 1918, at Idana, Kansas to Venna McMahan and Willard Copeland passed away April 14, 2014.

When Henry was 3 his father died and his mother was married to Raymond Milroy. He graduated from Clay Center H.S. in 1935. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruby Avery, June 1, 1938. Happily married for 75+ years. He served in the US Army during WWII in the 13th Armored Division in Europe where he received one battle star. Henry served in both the Missouri & Kansas National Guards. He co-founded Central Office & Supply in Clay Center in 1948. He worked as an accountant for his entire career, becoming an Enrolled Agent. Henry joined the Lions Club in 1948. He held all offices of his Local Lions Club and several state offices. He served as District Governor of Lions Club International in 1977-78. Henry & Ruby enjoyed traveling to many Lions International conventions. He is survived by his wife Ruby, 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Kansas Lions Sight Foundation, 231 S Tyler, Wichita KS 67209.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 19, 2014

Henry M. Copeland

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April 22, 2014

Thanks to Henry for all of his service to LCI and for being a friend and Lions Club personal mentor. We always appreciated your joy and friendship.

Bruce and Mary Poage

Sherry Cowdin

April 20, 2014

Ruby and family, We are so very sorry about Henry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May peace be with you. Love, Sherry and John Cowdin and Darlene Howe

April 19, 2014

Dear Aunt Ruby, Joanne, Gene and Sonda, Ray and Aileen,
I wish I could be there today. My thoughts are with you this afternoon. I have fond memories of Uncle Henry --he was always happy to see us and visit with us. My children remember him also. My love to all of you. Danni Hickman

Bob & Maria Smith

April 18, 2014

Ruby and family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Maria and I always had a great time visiting with Ruby and Henry.
May our Lord Jesus be your guide during this sorrowful time and forever.
Your cousins,

Harry Simpson

April 17, 2014

Rest Henry, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.