Born Tuesday, June 4, 1940
Died Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Janet Marie Copple, 80, of Fort Gibson, OK was born June 4, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Ralph and Ruby (Poston) Lentz and passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Muskogee, OK.
She met the love of her life Arron (Bud) Copple in a square dance club. On May 23, 1975 they were married and had a square dance wedding, the first ever in Oklahoma. Shortly after they moved to Blythe, California where she worked as a librarian for several years. They later moved to Ehrenberg, Arizona where she became a school bus driver for Ehrenberg School for over 20 years. The parents stated they always knew their kids where safe on Janet’s bus. Janet, Bud and Bud’s son, Phillip owned and operated a restaurant in Arizona. In 2005 they moved back to Oklahoma where she resided until her passing.
Janet never met a stranger and once she met you, she never forgot you. As some say, she was a “spitfire” and always said what was on her mind, probably goes along with her “red” hair. She had a deep love for her family and will be missed by many.
She is lovingly survived by her son; Kevin Lentz; granddaughter, Kelsey (Lentz) Thurman; stepsons, David and Phillip Copple; stepdaughter, Beverly Franks, and a sister, Lois Constantin; extended family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arron (Bud) Copple; brothers, Ronald B. Lentz, Kenny Copple; and a sister, Carol A. Gauntt.
Viewing for Janet will be 12PM-7PM Friday, June 19, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson, OK.
A Graveside Service Celebrating Janet’s Life will be 11AM Monday, June 22, 2020 at Pryor Cemetery in Pryor, Oklahoma with the family officiating.
The family of Janet Marie Copple has entrusted her care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com