Barber County Kansas

The Gyp Hill Premiere, March 27, 2006.

Elsie (Coppock) Willan Heinrich

Elsie Willan Heinrich, 94, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Rush County Memorial Hospital, LaCrosse.

She was born December 7, 1911 at Gate, Oklahoma, the daughter of Roy and Maude (McPherson) Coppock. A resident of LaCrosse since 1996, formerly of Great Bend, she was a retired Social Worker and Homemaker. She graduated from KU with a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1958. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, Mingonia HDU and Eastern Star. She married John Willan, and later married Dan Heinrich on December 9, 1963 at Las Vegas, Nevada. He died October 12, 2004.

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Johnson, Medicine Lodge; 2 brothers, Roy Jack Coppock, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and William Coppock, Yuma, Arizona; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Helen Coppock and a brother Roy Coppock.

Funeral service was on Wednesday, March 22, at United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, with Pastor Frank DeFisher presiding.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Larrison Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Personal condolences may be left for the family at

Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.

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