Obituary for Ruth Copeland (Bigham)
Ruth L. Copeland, nee Bigham, age 84, beloved wife of the late James H. Copeland and John J. Fox. Loving mother of Dwight (Rhonda) Copeland, Mary (David) Chambers and Joseph Copeland. Stepmother to Robert, Ethel, Darlene and the late James. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of many. Fond sister of Dorothy (Harold) Hemm, Joseph (Sue) Bigham, Jesse (Joyce) Bigham and the late Milton (JoAnn) Roseman, Virginia (Jerry) Plumbley, William (Anna Fae) Bigham, Betty (Logan) Bass, Leroy Bigham, Robert Bigham, Michael Bigham and Larry Bigham. Fond aunt and great-aunt of many.
Ruth loved God, family, her extended family, friends, Vikings, firefighters, watching her grandchildren's activities and riding motorcycles.
Visitation Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Visitation will continue Friday, February 23, 2018 in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at Franciscan Village, 1270 Franciscan Drive, Lemont, IL 60439 from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. Masses preferred. Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400