Janet Copley

June 17, 1944 - March 2, 2021
Laura F. Gann

Janet Copley, 76, of Monett, MO, passed away at 6:06 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at her home following an illness.

Janet was born on June 17, 1944 in Springfield, MO, daughter of the late Raymond Smith and Verble (Cantrell) Smith. Growing up in Springfield, Janet then moved to Monett after marrying her husband, Jimmie Copley. She was a babysitter in Monett for 40+ years.

Janet is survived by her children, Lavonna Arndt of Monett, Kim and her husband John Young, of Monett, Shane and his wife Wendy, of Mt Vernon; her grandchildren, Kayla and Chris Long, Kendal and Jennifer Arndt, Keshia and Miles Edge, Eric Young, Kenzee Arndt, Madalynn, Adrik, Brinley, Draydn, and Trevin Copley; as well as great-grandchildren, Maverick and Marshall Arndt, Adeline, Azaylee and Rehlin Long and Riley Edge; one brother, Raymond Smith; and one sister, Vella.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Jimmie Copley; her parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Vernace Smith; as well as one sister, Shirley Carder.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 7th from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8th, 2021 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett. Pastor Doug Williams will be officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Janet can be made to Chapel of Grace in care of the funeral home. It is requested to all in attendance to please wear a mask and social distance as best as possible. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.