In Memory

Patricia Fife (Coplen) - Class Of 1967

Patricia Fife (Coplen)

Patricia Ann Fife Farley Coplen, 40, of Rt. 3, Delphi, died at 8:27 a.m. Jan. 6, 1990, in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on SR 25, east of Lafayette.
  Born April 15, 1949, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Paul E. and Mary Ann Welch Fife.  Her marriage was May 28, 1988, in West Lafayette, to Edward Coplen, who survives.
  A 1967 graduate of Delphi Community High School, she also graduated from Ivy Tech as a licensed practical nurse last August.  She was an LPN at George Davis Manor, West Lafayette, where she worked the past five years.
  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi.
  In 1985 she donated bone marrow to her sister, Barbara Fife.  The transplant operation, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, was among the first to be performed in Indiana.
  Surviving with her husband are her mother, Mary Ann Fife of Delphi; one daughter, Jennifer Farley, and one son, Christopher Farley, both at home; three stepdaughters, Heather Coplen, Colleen Coplen and Rachael Coplen, all of Goodland; two sisters, Barbara Jean Fife of Lafayette and Madonna Kay Fletcher of West Lafayette; two brothers, Michael Fife of Rt. 3, Delphi, and Steven Fife of Dayton, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her father.
  Services were Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Donald Hardebeck officiating.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Horn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials contributions can be made to the Pittsburg Church.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, January 10, 1990