Eugene Suzanna Coppock Brumbaugh

Post date: Jan 20, 2010 6:23:43 PM

Eugene Susanna Brumbaugh

June 8, 1907 - November 26, 2009

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A life long resident of Greenville, Ohio, Eugene Suzanna Coppock Brumbaugh (Jean), 102 years old, died Thanksgiving morning at the Brethren Retirement Community where she had lived for the past 5 years.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Emily and her husband attorney William David Brumbaugh, Jr., her parents, Maude E. and Fred D. Coppock and sister Dorothy Hole.

Jean attended Dana Hall Preparatory School and Pine Manor College, Wellesley, Mass. and the Art Students League in NYC. She received her teacher’s degree from Leslie College, Cambridge, Mass. later teaching kindergarten in Greenville at the Memorial Hall.

Jean married W. D. Brumbaugh, Jr., (W.D.) in 1934. During their long and happy marriage they found the time and resources to give back to their community. Jean, with W.D. and her father (Fred D. Coppock) became a strong supporter of the City Park through land donations and contributions for the Girl Scout Little House.

Jean and W.D. were life long supporters of the Garst Museum making important gifts to the museum for the physical expansion of its facilities and helping to secure the Lowell Thomas collection for the museum. Their interests in Wayne Hospital, resulted in the establishment of a nurses’ scholarship in 1982.

Family and friends will remember Jean as a reserved, gentle, loving wife and mother, who encouraged achievement in education and art appreciation.

She is survived by a son, Fred (Sally) Brumbaugh, grandsons Peter ( Marianne) Brumbaugh, Samuel (Galaxy) Brumbaugh, a step-granddaughter Erynn (Tom) Scollard; daughter Hilda (John) Mangel, grandsons John (Kathryn) Mangel, William David (Kelly) Mangel; daughter Martha (Edward) Furman, grandson Guy Furman, three step-grandchildren Jody Furman Zafrir, Steve Furman and Tom Furman;10 great-grandchildren and 8 step great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Jean will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday December 2, 2009 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

Jean Brumbaugh’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Brethren Retirement Community for the outstanding facility and loving environment they provide for each and every resident. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.