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Cleora Mae Kopplin

April 17, 1942 August 6, 2021
Cleora Mae Kopplin
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Obituary for Cleora Mae Kopplin
Cleora Mae Kopplin, 79, of Altamont, Illinois, entered into her heavenly home on Friday, August 6, 2021, while a patient at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois. Cleora was born on Friday, April 17, 1942, in the home of her parents, Gilbert and Ella (Wending) Kopplin of rural Altamont, Illinois. She was the youngest of seven children and spent her entire life in the home in which she was born.
Cleora was baptized at St. Paul Blue Point Lutheran Church, on May 3, 1942. Cleora attended St. Paul Lutheran Grade School, and confirmed her faith in her Lord on March 25, 1956. Her confirmation verse, John 14:6 had a very special meaning to her. She graduated from Altamont High School in 1960.
Cleora, or Orie, as many of her family members called her, was a student of the Bible and memorized her siblings’ confirmation verses, as well as many of her nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She would, on many occasions, quiz them to make sure they had them fresh in their memory. Bible study and hymn recitation was a regular part of her daily devotional time, even as she struggled in the hospital the last days. She loved the Lord and shared the love of Jesus, as she taught the Kindergarten Sunday School class for many years.
As her parents aged, she accepted the role as caregiver, and provided many years of devotion to their care. She also was so diligent about remembering birthdays and special occasions and included a Bible verse or personal poem written just for you in many of her cards and letters. She was soft spoken and never wanted attention given to her, but looked forward little visits, cards and letters sent by family and friends.
She will be missed and remembered fondly by her siblings:
Her sister, Eileen Montonye of Florissant, Missouri,
Her brother, Willard (Jeanette) Kopplin of Altamont, Illinois
Her sister, Bernetta (Bob) Marxman of Effingham, Illinois
Her sister, Naomi (Norman) Kirchhofer of Shumway, Illinois
Her brother, Lawrence (Gladys) Kopplin of Altamont, Illinois
Her sister-in-law, Bev Kopplin of Effingham, Illinois
Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and several great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Ella Kopplin; brother, Jim Kopplin; and brother-in-law, Dale Montonye.
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11:00 AM 8/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church

14026 N 500th St
Altamont, IL 62411

St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church
14026 N 500th St Altamont 62411 IL
United States

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St. Paul "Blue Point" Cemetery Final Resting Place

14026 N 500th St
Altamont, IL 62411

14026 N 500th St Altamont 62411 IL
United States

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