Dec. 7, 1928-April 21, 2016

MACON — Ethel Shuman Koplin, 87, died peacefully Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Macon. Graveside funeral services were Friday, April 22, at Congregation Sha’arey Israel Cemetery in the old section of Rose Hill Cemetery with Rabbi Aaron Rubinstein officiating.

Visitation with the family took place immediately after the funeral at the home of Henry Koplin, 1158 Jackson Springs Road. The family also received guests at the home of Henry Koplin on Monday, April 25.

Ethel Koplin

Ethel Koplin

She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Atlanta to the late Joseph and Rochelle Isikoff Shuman. She graduated from Girls’ High and worked as a secretary in Atlanta until she met and later married a Yellow Jacket from Macon.

She is survived by daughter Rhonda and sons Henry, Evan (Marty) and Chip Koplin; grandchildren Amanda, Rachael, Jessica, Alex and Sarah Koplin; sisters Corrine Shuman Rousso of Atlanta and Marilyn Shuman Nations (Don) of Panama City, Fla.; brother-in-law Mark Weinstein of Atlanta and sister-in-law Marian Shuman of Chattanooga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Myron Koplin; brother Jerome Shuman; sister Barbara Shuman Weinstein; and stepmother Rose Shuman.

She was a homemaker and a dedicated volunteer at all of her children’s schools, including Alexander III, Mark Smith, Lasseter and Stratford Academy. She was a past president of the Sisterhood at Congregation Sha’arey Israel. She loved planning social events at the synagogue and served as a volunteer and leader with the Brownies and Cub Scouts. After her children were grown, she especially enjoyed spending time at the house at Lake Sinclair with Myron and always looked forward to the annual Thanksgiving lake celebration with her family. She enjoyed fishing but not cleaning or cooking the fish.

The family would like to thank all of her caregivers, especially Mrs. Ruthie Bentley and Rose Sanders and the staff of Harrington House at Carlyle Place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Sha’arey Israel, 611 Plum St., Macon, GA 31201, or to Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210. Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.