Roger L. Coppage, 90, and Anita C. Coppage, 84, Wichita,  both passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. A joint funeral service will be 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, Downing and Lahey Mortuary West in Wichita, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in the Norway Cemetery, Norway, Kan. Roger and Anita were preceded in death by sons, Roger Coppage Jr. and Robert Cory; grandson, Robert Marriott Jr. and granddaughter, Erin Lawrence. Roger also was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, Edwin, Charles and Harvey Coppage, and sister, Vivian Utz. Anita was preceded in death by sister, Evelyn Wagor and half-brother, Clarence Hammer.   Survivors include children, Regina Lawrence of Wichita, Linda Cory of Augusta, Kan., Sandra Fuller and Cheryl Regener, both of Redmond, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Roger is survived by his siblings, Floyd Coppage of Cedar Crest, N.M., Philip Coppage and Florence McClean, both of Richmond, Va., and Dorris Wenzel of Berryville, Va. Anita is survived by her sisters, Naomi Barleen of Concordia, Kan., and Elnora Whitney of  Coeur-d-Alene, Ida. Memorials have been established with March of Dimes, 1202 E. 1st Street N., Wichita, KS 67214 and Alzheimer's Association, 347 Laura, Wichita, KS 67211. Tributes may be sent to the family via



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