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Clinton E. Copus II

September 29, 1960 – June 8, 2023

Pastor Clinton McKinven-Copus left this world and ran into the healing arms of God on June 8, 2023.

Clinton Edward Copus II was born September 29, 1960, to Vinnie Jeaninne Liotta Copus and Clinton Edward Copus in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Beloit, Wisconsin and graduated from Beloit College. After receiving a call to ordained ministry, he graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. While in seminary, he met and married the love of his life, Laurie McKinven.

Clint served United Methodist churches in West Michigan and was Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations: SECOM (South End Community Outreach Ministries) in Grand Rapids; and the Manistee Housing Commission, where he was currently employed since 2005.

Clint was a brilliant, devout, compassionate, and loving man with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by Laurie, his wife of 38 years; their daughter Michelle Durham (Donny Worthey); his sister, Dawn Copus; grandchildren, Mackenzie (Jasseri Lehan), Taylor, Savannah, London, Patrick, and Kateland (Steven); beloved pets, Bandit, Marley, and Cali; as well as by the many friends he made in his 62 years.

A memorial service will be at United Methodist Church of Ludington, where Clint was a member, on Wednesday June 14, 2023, at 11am with Rev. Hillary Thurston-Cox officiating. A luncheon will be served after the service. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am.

Memorial gifts may be made to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) or Mason County Mutts. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

*McKinven-Copus, Clinton E. (Laurie) – DECEASED [(HR) D-1984; FE-1987; HL-2007; HR 2022] South Boardman 1985; East Boardman 1985; Fife Lake 1985; West Mendon 1987; Leslie 1990; Felt Plains 1990; Leave of Absence 9/16/1991; Perry 2/1/1992; Shaftsburg 2/1/1992; Olivet 1/1/1995; Other Valid Ministries (¶344.1D) Executive Director Secom Ministries (¶335.1D) 01/01/2001; Leave of Absence 02/15/2005; Honorable Location 2007; Honorable Location Retired 2022.

Last Updated on June 13, 2023

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