Darla Lea Coppedge, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at her home. Darla was born on September 4, 1946 in Herrin, IL, a daughter of the late Warren Jennings and Lorelei (Baker) Jennings.
On May 6, 1972, Darla married Gary Coppedge, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Darla worked as a real estate agent for Century 21, retiring in 2000, after many years of dedicated service. Darla was known for giving food and chocolate to the many people she befriended over the years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Darla loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Gary Coppedge of Granite City, IL, loving children, Nathan (Julie Glasgow) Coppedge of Granite City, IL and Lauren (Dusty) Long of Shiloh, IL; dear brother, Phillip (Denise) Jennings of Knoxville, IL; proud grandmother to Parker Coppedge, Jayden Coppedge, Katelyn Glasgow, Stephen Glasgow, Sydney Glasgow, Jaxon Benard, Chancey Long and Kinnley Long; niece, Nicole Jennings, nephew, Matthew Jennings; great-niece, Layken Jennings; extended family and many friends.
In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
Memorial donations may be given to STL Siteman Institution,
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