Flossie Mae Goodpaster Copher, 79, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday morning. She was born in Bath County on January 16, 1939 to the late George D. and Belle Corey Goodpaster. She lived for a time in Indiana, but her heart was in Bath County and she was never far away from here. She married Chester V. Copher, 62 years ago this past Saturday, and they were inseparable all these years. She was a member of the Polksville Church of God, retired from Salt Lick Elementary as a Cafeteria Worker and she was a former employee of Richardson's IGA. To know Flossie was to love her. She was very active in her community, involved in every church function she could manage and was famous far and wide for her homemade pies. She donated or gave away as many pies as she sold and they were always among the high sellers at all the county wide benefits. She never looked for the spotlight but wanted to be active and involved in making Bath County a wonderful place to live.
She leaves behind her adoring family, her husband Chester V. Copher; two sons William F. (Bernetta) Copher of Mt. Sterling and Christopher L. (Tanya) Copher of Florence; three grandchildren William Lee (Connie) Copher, Caroline Grace Copher, and Martie Lee (Mike) Gillen; three great-grandchildren Annabella Copher, Mia Gillen, and Max Gillen; a special niece Wilma Gillen.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers Clyde Goodpaster, Earl Goodpaster, and Walter “Junior” Goodpaster; two sisters Christine Goodpaster and Mattie Goodpaster Carpenter.
Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Brother Ralph White officiating. Burial to follow in the Polksville Cemetery.