HOWARD — Earl F. Colopy, 79, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at his residence.
He was born June 12, 1930, in Knox County to Germonus S. and Selora (Arnold) Colopy. He was a 4-H advisor for 39 years, and was a member of the Friends of 4-H Hall of Fame. Earl was also a member of several local commodity groups, The Knights of Columbus, the St. Luke Catholic Church, and formerly of the Parish Council.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Malcuit) Colopy; daughters, Rochelle (Alan) Adam and Cynthia (Phillip) Magers of Howard; 10 grandchildren, Derek, Devani, Monique and Annika Adam, and Monica, Nathaniel, Vanessa, Marcus, Landon and Marshall Magers; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Arnold Colopy of Centerburg, Carl Colopy of Columbus and Leo Colopy of Zanesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Renee Marie Colopy; a son, Tomothy Earl Colopy; and sisters, Edith, Emma, Mildred and Joan.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the church Monday from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a prayer service. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.