Pearl Copsey, 76

Pearl Ann Copsey, age 76, of Constantine Township, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at her home.   She was born in Three Rivers on November 4, 1943, a daughter of Robert and Iona (Criswell) Nelson.  Pearl attended Three Rivers Schools, graduating in 1961.  On March 21, 1964, she married Jerry Copsey in Three Rivers; he preceded her in death on November 6, 1986.

Pearl previously worked for Spore’s Handycraft in Mottville and McLellan CPA in Three Rivers.  She enjoyed square dancing and crafting, and was a 4-H Leader for many years.

Surviving Pearl are her children Doreen (Loren) Moon of Shipshewana, Debra (Ross) Herrick of Richland, and Michael Copsey of Fremont, IN; her boyfriend Roger Spore; grandchildren Bryan Sweitzer of Goshen, Justin Sweitzer of Bristol, Logan Herrick of Richland, Madison Herrick of Richland, Cory Moon of Shipshewana, and Stephanie Moon of Bristol; sister-in-law Cindy Wilson of White Pigeon; brother-in-law Dennis Steiner of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Robert Nelson, Jr.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home, Constantine.  Online messages can be left for the family at

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