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Bossle, Regina “Reggie” S., 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Mt. Juliet, TN.  Reggie was born on May 23, 1939 to Theresa Regina and William Thomas Aloysius Scholl.  William Scholl died before Reggie was born and she was lovingly raised by her stepfather, Rudolph Kadak.  Reggie graduated from Mount Saint Agnes College in Baltimore, MD with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her RN license.  She married Joseph “Joe” A. Bossle, Jr on October 21, 1961, at St. Ann’s Church, Newark, New Jersey. In 1971, Joe’s job with Eastman Kodak moved the family from Webster, NY to Loveland, CO. Reggie was a stay at home mom for many years and then returned to the workforce as a school nurse in Loveland. In her earlier years she enjoyed gourmet cooking, baking, stitchery, reading and gardening. In the later years, she got involved with politics and enjoyed campaigning for the candidates she supported. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Bossle Jr, and her parents Theresa and Rudolph Kadak.

 

She is survived by her son, Joseph A. Bossle III and wife, Michelle; her daughter, Theresa Jahelka and husband, Matthew; granddaughters Jenna Boyle (husband Ken and great grandson Noah), Kristyn Bossle, Alyssa Bossle, and Megan Bossle.

 

Funeral will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Ft. Collins, CO on January 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Biel, Richard Arnold, age 76, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 21, 2021. Richard was born in Charleston, SC and was the son of the late, Edgar Marion and Frances Gratzick Biel. He was awesome in track and field according to his friends in Beaufort, SC and loved talking about those days to everyone who would listen. Richard was a member of Abundant Life Church. He retired from Lowe’s in Hermitage with 18 years of service. A lot of people knew him as the key maker at Lowe’s. He loved smoking meat, sitting by a fire and chopping wood. Richard will be forever missed and a lot of people will not know who to call with handyman questions. He was on the go until the day he died. He always wanted to do everything himself and would get mad if you tried to help because he thought you were saying he was too old. His grandsons were his world and they adored him. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zakree Biel.

He is survived by:

Wife – Kathy Biel

Daughters – Jamie Renee Rigsby and Amie Biel

Step-son – Jonathan Paul Woodard

Brother – Ed (Sandy) Biel

Sister – Phyllis (Bill) Lafavers

Grandsons – Blake Shelton and Luke Shelton

Double First Cousin – Ed (Gail) Gratzick

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abundant Life Church or the Mt. Juliet animal shelter.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Bowers, Thomas Warren, age 82, of Lebanon, TN, died November 18, 2021. Tom, better known by many of his friends as “HoHo”, was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, John M. Bowers, Sr. and Anna Louise Parrish Bowers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Tom was employed before his Army service in the grocery business with Cooper and Martin in Nashville.  After his tour in the Army, he moved to Wilson County in the mid 1960’s with his mother and father where they all three engaged in remodeling a farmhouse situated on a modest acreage.  They soon became engaged in providing for a small herd of mixed beef cattle, growing a large garden and hay for the livestock. Tom soon began his second career as a mechanic for the Wilson County Road Commission from which he retired some fifteen years ago. After the death of his mother and father in the mid 1980’s, the farm ceased operations.  Tom lived in the farm residence until his death where he was active in the restoration of railroad and lantern collectables as well as old radios and parking meters.

He is survived by:

Brother – John. M. “Jack” (Ann) Bowers, Jr.

Nephews – John M. Bowers, III who resides in San Felipe, Mexico and Keith S. Bowers who resides in Corvallis, OR.

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Jones, Dexter Wayne, age 65, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 28, 2021. Dexter was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Charles Fred Jones and Estelle Corrine Jordan Haralson. He was retired from Nissan. Dexter was also retired from the Tennessee National Guard with 33 years of service. He enjoyed tinkering and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.W. Jones; step-father, Earl Haralson; step-mother, Peggy Jones and nephew, Michael Sanders.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 44 years – Patty Childers Jones

Daughters – Amanda Jones (Jason) Sorey and Misty Jones (Dave) Humphreys

Brother – Wesley (Melodie) Jones

Sisters – Elaine Burnett Thompson, Barbara Dale (Herbert) Sanders and

             Ellen Jones (Daryl) Moore

Grandchildren – Gabriel Sorey, Adam Sorey and Julia Humphreys

Many nieces, nephews and friends

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Danny Tomlinson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Sorey, Gabriel Sorey, Adam Sorey, Dave Humphreys, Donnie Arvin, Josh Hall, Clay Burnett and Chad Childers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 www.garysinisefoundation.org  

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service time Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Copeskey, Maureen Katherine Hogan, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, died peacefully surrounded by family on November 29, 2021, following a stubborn fight with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was 91.

Visitation will be observed at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 14544 Lebanon Road, in Old Hickory, on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 5-7 p.m., which will be followed at 7 p.m., with a Vigil Service.  Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m., on Friday at St. Stephen followed by a requiem mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1001 Lebanon Road, Nashville.

The beloved matriarch of a sprawling extended family, Maureen was born on January 15, 1930, in her maternal grandparent’s home on the banks of the Miramichi River in Barnettville, New Brunswick, Canada.  Her birth was accompanied by the apparition of a white horse in a snowy dense forest that signaled to her father, working miles away in a remote lumber camp, that he needed to return home.

A remarkable woman of unshakeable faith and quiet but determined resolve, Maureen led a life devoted to the service of her God, church, family, friends and community.  Her sweet smile, bright blue eyes and loving nature made a lasting impression on all who were fortunate enough to be in her presence.  During the entirety of her life, no one could recall her uttering a mean-spirited word, complaint or gossip.

Maureen is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert Copeskey; her children, Cynthia (Mike) Coman of Port Orange, FL, Dr. Paul (Megan) of Los Angeles, CA, Peter (Mary) of Tucson, AZ, James (Barbara) of Waverly, TN, and Jeffrey (Lissa) of Baton Rouge, LA; sisters, Margaret McIntyre of London, Ontario, Sylvia (John) Murphy of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and Evelyn Ann Froats of Cornwall, Ontario. Some of her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to whom she was known as Mimi – grandchildren, Maureen “Katie” (Phil), Jessica, Andrew (Meghan) Coman, Candice (Jonathan) Moss, Jacob, Matthew (Victoria), Michael (Briana) and Adam; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Holly, Graham, Brooks and Joseph.  Her passing is also mourned by countless cousins, nieces, nephews and grand and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bartholomew and Mary Grace (Underhill) Hogan, and brothers, Wilson, George, John and Shirley (Irene).

Maureen, the eldest daughter of eight children, was raised on the family farm at the onset of the Great Depression in Upper Derby, New Brunswick, Canada.  Because she completed her primary schooling at a young age, Maureen taught in a one-room schoolhouse before becoming eligible to enter nurses’ training at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Chatham, New Brunswick.

After receiving her nursing degree, Maureen, at age 20, crossed the U.S. border for better employment opportunities and began work at Cary Memorial Hospital in Caribou, Maine.  A bit of serendipity would lead her to a dance in 1951 where she met Bob Copeskey, a U.S. Air Force airman from Wisconsin stationed in northern Maine.  Maureen and Bob were engaged on Valentine’s Day 1952.  In the first what would be many military-related family moves, Maureen traveled to Bob’s next assignment 1,300 miles away and where she worked in the polio unit of St. Mary’s Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.  The two were married on September 24, 1952, in Champaign, Illinois.

Maureen soldiered through the repeated uprooting and unpacking of military life adventures without complaint and was undaunted by (or maybe even relished) a rambunctious family life in an era of cloth diapers.  At one point in the early 1960s when Bob was on a remote one-year military assignment, Maureen, then without a driver’s license, was on her own raising five children under the age of 10.  A few years later, although she could not distinguish between a double play, double dribble or double coverage, Maureen could be found in the stands at her sons’ various athletic events where she clapped her enthusiastic support accompanied by encouraging shouts of “run, run, run!”

Maureen and Bob came south to Middle Tennessee in 1976 following Bob’s military retirement and subsequent hiring by the Tennessee Valley Authority and later the National Weather Service.  Through all the moves, Maureen retained her proud Irish-Canadian heritage and deep love of the Miramichi – its people, the river and the land.

Central to every aspect of her life was her commitment to her faith and church, which shaped her life and that of all those fortunate to be her family and friends.  She was gracious and the home was always open, including the memorable “fishes and loaves” Thanksgiving when the Copeskey children’s numerous college friends, too far from their own families, suddenly appeared but nonetheless found a welcoming table.

Maureen loved music and her humming or light singing was a staple of the household soundtrack.  She loved to read, especially the Catholic Digest, Our Sunday Visitor and Tennessee Register.  She also enjoyed gardening and the arrival of blue birds and hummingbirds to the backyard.  Maureen saved her cross words for the squirrels that would regularly raid her bird feeders.  In mid-life, Maureen became an avid, if not obsessive, walker, going to the track regularly with friends to do some fast-paced laps.  While Alzheimer’s robbed Maureen of her memory and ultimately her body, it could not steal her gentle smile, twinkling eyes, her love of family -- or her desire to walk!

The family would like to express its deep appreciation to Maureen’s tireless caregivers throughout the years, especially, Nikita, Kay, Parul, the staffs of Carrick Glen Assisted Living and Christ Home Care.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Coman, Matthew Copeskey, Michael Copeskey, Jon Moss, Adam Copeskey, Candice Moss and Maureen “Katie” Copeskey.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community or the Middle Tennessee Chapter Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 41428
Nashville, TN, 37204. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Paquette, Marcia Lee Cain, age 71, of Sioux City, IA, died November 28, 2021. Marcia was born in Omaha, NE. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. Marcia was a former employee of Van Rogers and Waters. She enjoyed baking and playing games like cards and dice. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Clair H. and Helen Walter and brother, James K. Walter.

She is survived by:

Husband – Mark Paquette

Sons – Harold (Christy) Cain and Toby (Jodi) Cain

Grandchildren – Corey, Felicia, Jade, Journey and Ellis

 

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Maas, Robert Anthony, age 68, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 28, 2021.

Robert was born in Faribault, MN and was the son of the late, Bernard Anthony Maas and Lillian Hausen. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, throwing darts and being on the lake.

He is survived by:

Sons – Anthony (Alexandria) Maas, Luke (Leah) Maas and Kyle (Gloria) Maas

Brother – Jack Maas

Sisters – Vicki (Brian) Huber and Sharon (Larry) Shreck

Grandchildren – Scarlett and Eva

Many nieces and nephews

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com