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Mary Lou Copeland Travis

Mary Lou Copeland Travis

September 6, 1936          ~          September 21, 2014

Mary Lou Copeland Travis, 78, of Glasgow, died at her home on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Born September 6, 1936 in Stone, KY, Mary Lou attended Belfry High School, where she was active in school as an accompanist for and a member of the Glee Club. She was also an accompanist for the choir of the Stone Methodist Church. She was class queen her senior year. She was a registered nurse, having obtained her training at Good Samaritan Hospital and the University of Kentucky. For many years she worked at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, the later part of that time in the emergency room. It was while attending UK she met Joe Lane Travis. They were married on June 9, 1956 at the Epworth Methodist Church in Lexington.

Mary Lou enjoyed gathering with friends to play bridge and loved music, especially the piano.

She was the daughter of the late James Alfred Copeland and Sarah Spears Collins Burchell Copeland. She is survived by her husband, Joe Lane Travis, one son, Thomas (Lisa) Travis of Lexington, KY and four daughters; Mary Jo (Jeff) Corbin, Diana Kay (Craig) Compton of Seattle, WA; Amy Elizabeth (Todd) Carter and Holly Lane Travis. Five grandchildren: Tom and Lauren Travis, Diana Hogg and Tanner and Landry Carter. A brother, Delmas Copeland of Waynesville, NC and sister, Eloise Houston of Cincinnati, OH, also survive.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Edwards Collins and Estil Lee Burchell and two sisters, Celestrial Collins Titus and Ruth Evelyn Collins.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will began after 5 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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10 Entries for Mary Lou Copeland Travis

  1. Sue Yagodich says:

    So sorry to hear about Mary Lou, remember her being fun when I was growing up….She always had a smile and a contagious laugh. Not sure will get to attend the services but if not, will be thinking of all and praying God gives you comfort and peace…..She was an Aunt I will never forget. …Sending love to all. Joe and all my cousins……

    Love, Hugs
    Suzie and Johnny

  2. Runelle Jackson says:

    Joe, I am so sorry about Mary Lou. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort all of you.

  3. Sonya Brown Vittitoe says:

    So sorry to read about Mary Lou. We were in nursing school together so I will always remember her as she is in her picture. My sympathy to the family.

  4. Wayne Hatcher says:

    Dear Holly and family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss and wanted to express my sincere condolences. May God bless each of you with peace and comfort.

  5. Rob & Peggy Young says:

    Thomas,lisa,Tom and Lauren, Your in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Sandi Gorin says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Holly and to all your family. I understand your sadness and will be praying for you at this time.

  7. Jane H Baker says:

    Mary Lou was a wonderful loving lady. We all will miss her and strength goes to her wonderful family. as she was always there for each of you.

  8. Donnie & Lori Miller says:

    Joe & family, we will keep you all in our prayers and pray the lord will give you strength through these difficult times. God Bless.

  9. Barbara Wells Kramer says:

    Mary Jo, Thomas, Kay, Amy and Holly, I was so sorry to read about your mother. I will always remember her as an elegant, lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Susan K Minton says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless each.