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Toni Lee Marie (Vire) Copeland Thompson, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 12:28 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 9, 1943, in Farmersburg to Thomas W. Vire Sr. and Eileen E. (Wilson) Vire.
Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Thompson, Kokomo; son, Mike and Jeannette Copeland, Indianapolis; daughter, Kimberly Lynn and Jerry Butler, Peru; grandchildren, James Reed and his partner Tyler Duvall, Jonathan Reed, Jadelynn Reid and her fiancé Byram Costley, Anna Copeland and Jessica Butler; great-grandchild, Jonathan E. Reed Jr.; siblings, Sharon Brickey, Farmersburg, Indiana, Brenda Orndorff, Shelburn, Indiana, Thomas Vire Jr. and Deb, Shelburn, Christina Banfield and Dave of St. Augustine, Florida, Barbara Moore, Prairie Creek, Indiana, Henry Vire and Kathy, Farmersburg, Bella Rollings and Mike, McDonough, Georgia, Ruth Nickless, Farmersburg, Dan Vire and Terri, Sullivan, Indiana, Timothy Vire and Lisa, Jasonville, Bonnie Spencer and Daryl, Dallas, Texas; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Eileen Vire; first husband, James L. Copeland; son, James Lee Copeland Jr.; brother, Dale Vire.
Toni was a homemaker and member of the O.E.S. Lodge of Kokomo. She enjoyed time in her yard tending to her flowers while watching her grandchildren and great-grandson laugh and play.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 S. Meridian St., Jasonville, IN, coxfuneralhomejasonville.com. A gathering of friends is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at the Christian Heritage Family Worship Center, 3007 E. Carter St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Please bring a memory, photo or story about Toni that you would like to share.
Interment was in Westlawn Cemetery, Farmersburg.
Published on August 22, 2017
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