Delilah Copenhaver, 63, of Fowler, died Friday, November 8, 2013.
Delilah Meg Shay was born to Elginore and Mary (Garner) Shay on March 24, 1950, in Scott City, Kansas. She graduated from Healy High School in 1968. She received an associate’s degree from Garden City Community College in 1970, and received a degree in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University in 1972. She began teaching first and second grades in Fowler that same year, where she met her husband Gary Copenhaver. They were married on August 5, 1973. To this union one son, Mark, was born.
In addition to teaching for six years, Delilah was active in many organizations in the community of Fowler, most notably Fowler Threshing Days. Delilah helped organize the Christmas Angels for many years in the Fowler Community along with other “Country Girls.” She was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church. She spent most of her time proudly helping her husband and son on the family farm.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gary, her parents, and her parents in-law, Melvin and Ethel Copenhaver.
She is survived by her beloved son Mark of Fowler and special friend Kimberly Knopp of Liberal; her beloved sister Peggy and Larry Roe of Oberlin; nephew Tyler and Rachel Roe and great-nephew Decker of Basehor; nephew Michael and Kacey Roe and great-niece Camdyn of Concordia; beloved brother Vance and Dana Shay of Healy; niece Jordan and husband Logan Dreiling of Scott City; nephew Camron Shay of Healy; nephew Jeremy Dewell of Dodge City; neice Aubrey Dewell, Munds Park, Arizona; and their dad Dan Dewell of Kendall. She is also survived by a host of close friends and family that she will cherish forever.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Threshing Days in care of the funeral home.