Josephine Copp

January 18, 2013

Josephine Copp, 90

Josephine “Jo Jo” Rickey Copp, 90, of Duck Run Road, Lucasville, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at SOMC Hospice. She was born March 8, 1922, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Frank W. Rickey and Winona Staten Rickey. She graduated from PHS in 1940; was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church, the Holmes’ Club, and was an avid sports fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Copp; a son, Rickey Copp; four sisters, Frances Rickey Hurth, Julia Rickey Peebles, Emily Rickey Hill and Ellen Rickey Adams; and one brother, Frank W. Rickey, Jr.

Jo Jo is survived by one son, Christopher F. (Sharon) Copp of Duck Run, Lucasville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Matthew (Jody) Copp of Columbus, Ohio, Lindsay (John) Mileham of Cincinnati, Ohio, Christopher J. (Tanya) Copp of Duck Run Lucasville, Ohio, Ryan D. (Jennifer) Copp of McDermott, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Madeline, A.J., Alex, Luke, Lauren and Emma; JoJo is also survived by a sister, Sally Rickey Copp of LeBannon, Ohio; and a special nephew, Andy Adams.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Jan. 21, 2013, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, with Reverend Sam Bradley officiating. Interment will be in Rushtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth.

The family would like to thank the staff of SOMC Hospice, inpatient and outpatient, for the loving care and kindness at our time of greatest need.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.