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“Sis. Ilene will forever rest in my memory for the kind and caring messages she wrote to me when I was recovering from injuries sustained in a car...Read More »
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“My memories of Sis. Ilene were of many trips driving to Muncy Mission in Ontario to support the services up there. Sis. Ilene was always a joy to...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Tim Scolaro - Tempe, AZ - Friend

“I am sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one in death. Our heavenly Father is very aware and understands the pain you feel. He...Read More »
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“Our Sympathy on the passing of precious Sister Ilene. We shared the name and I often teased her, she spelled her name wrong and she would reply, ...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Eileen Katsaras - Miami, FL

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Eva Ilene Coppa was born in Muncie, Indiana, USA on March 8th,1924. She passed away on May 17th, 2019 while in the care of her loving family, at Pembroke Pines, Florida. She was a current member of the Hollywood, Florida Branch. She was 95 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents; Virgil and Elsie Huey, her Brother Zedric Huey, three sisters Elizabeth (Betty) Monfils, Dixie Huey, Veda Dowen and her beloved husband of 66 years Silverio Coppa.

She married Silverio Coppa on November 21,1942 in Detroit, Michigan. She lived in Roseville, Detroit and Grayling Michigan for many years and eventually moved to Sunrise, Florida. She worked at a number of jobs throughout her life starting at Awrey Bakery, and retired as manager of payroll at Chatham Super Markets; where she helped secure jobs for many of her friends and family.

She leaves behind her two children and their spouses Gary & Judith Coppa, Susan & Dennis Moraco. Her three Grandchildren Anthony Moraco & his spouse Amanda, Kevin Coppa and Christopher Moraco. Her three Great-grandchildren Sophia, Avery and Alayna Moraco. Three sisters-in-law: Mary and Ruth Coppa and Eva Cain, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was Baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ by Brother Robert Watson, and confirmed by Brother Rocco Meo on November 8th, 1953 at the San Diego, California Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ. She was ordained a Deaconess, in Detroit, on October, 18th 1987 at old Branch 3. She faithfully served in many capacities and offices over her 66+ years in the church, including taking active roles in the Sunday School, Ladies Circle and MBA. She made and crocheted lace for many of the Sacrament cloths currently used in various branches and missions throughout the church. She was a talented, avid crafter, painter and seamstress. She loved to read and write; she kept a journal throughout her life time and in her lifetime hand wrote literally thousands of letters and cards to her friends, family and church members. Her last day attending church was Sunday April 28th, 2019 where she, as usual, kept notes of the meeting.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to: The Church of Jesus Christ, Memo Line: Hollywood Branch Building Fund, Mail to: c/o 11911 NW 21st Street,Pembroke Pines, FL 33026, USA

Her committal service and burial will take place at 12:00 pm on Friday, May 24th at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan. Please share memories at

Her favorite hymn:


Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
With fears with-in, and foes without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.