LIBERTY - Una Mae Coplin Ford, 87, died peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Lloyd Hale Ford.
Born in Doddridge County, W.Va., the daughter of Minnie Gay Cox Coplin and Brooks Radcliff Coplin, Una graduated from Doddridge County High School and Salem College, where she met Lloyd in music class.
Una retired in 1995 from Liberty Local School District after 39 years of teaching. She excelled at teaching math, and she and her students received numerous national and Ohio awards. She was named a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, Ohio Teacher of the Year and is listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers. After her retirement, she remained active in Delta Kappa Gamma Society, NEA Retired Teachers' Association, OEA Retired Teachers' Association and Trumbull Retired Teachers' Association.
Una had a lifelong passion for travel and visited Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada during her retirement.
Una was an active member of Churchill United Methodist Church, where she was a Stephen minister and a trustee.
Una leaves her four children, Jean (Ted) Ford Webb of Carlisle, Mass., Roger (Marje) of Fowler, Barbara (Ed) Ford Geiger of Wrentham, Mass., and Douglas of Cleveland. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Justin Lloyd Codinha, Tucker Ford Webb, MD, Theodore Parker Ford Webb, Tara Linee (Ben) Adams, Brett Lloyd Ford, Wyatt James Ford, Rachel Sarah Ford Geiger, Gabriella Rose Ford Geiger and Elijah Lloyd Ford Geiger.
She also leaves her brothers, David (May) Coplin of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Pauldin Glade (Shirley) Coplin of Weston, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister Helen Richards.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Churchill United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial dinner.
An additional viewing will be at the church from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a service celebrating her life at 9:30 a.m.
Her final resting place will be next to her husband at Center Point Christian Cemetery in Center Point, W.Va. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home's website at to share memories and condolences.