August 29, 1868, Columbus, Texas.
December 18, 1940, Marion, Virginia.
Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Virginia.
Laura was the daughter of John Jacob Scherer and Katherine Killinger, and wife of Bascom Eugene Copenhaver.
She was a professor of English Literature at Marion College, which her father founded and where her sister May was dean of women.
She wrote a number of hymns and magazine articles, and served as chairman of the education committee of the Woman’s Missionary Society of the United Lutheran Church.