Born: August 29, 1868, Columbus, Texas.
Died: December 18, 1940, Marion, Virginia.
Buried: 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.