Funeral service for Vivian Marie Copeland, age 81, of Oviedo, formerly of Volusia County, who died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Savannah Cottage of Oviedo, will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Settle-Wilder's New Smyrna Beach Chapel. Entombment will follow at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater. Calling hours will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the funeral home.
Born in DeLand, Mrs. Copeland was a lifelong resident of Volusia County until she moved to Oviedo to be closer to her family. A very active member of Grace Community Church, New Smyrna Beach, and former member of Eastern Star, she was a teacher for 32 years, of which over 20 years were spent teaching 4th grade at Edgewater Elementary School. Mrs. Copeland loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling, liked to laugh and dance, and enjoyed helping other people.
Survivors include 1 son, Kurt Ingle; 2 stepsons, Robert and Delton Copeland; 3 brothers, Paul, Charles and Richard Dreggors; and 5 grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Copeland's name to Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise, Florida 32725 www.FUMCH.org