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Mary Florence "Toots" Copher, 94, widow of Fred N. Copher, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born in Millersburg, she was the daughter of the late Sherman E. and Virgie Belle Dampier Florence. She was a charter member of the Southside Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Frieda (Bobby) Smith, Versailles; a son, James Darrell (Mary Lou) Copher, Garrard County; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Lorene Banta and Iva Mae Grimes, and two brothers, Carlos Florence and Francis Florence, are deceased. Services were conducted Wednesday, May 18, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Pettison. Burial was in the Millersburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Smith, Michael Smith, Christopher Copher, Matthew Smith, Russell Lamb, and Mark Haller. Honorary bearers were Tommy Bartlett, Jack Thomas, Gilbert Adams, Ted Florence, and Larry Bartlett. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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