By | August 20, 2020
Longest-serving mayor of Olathe, Michael Copeland, death-obituary

Michael Copeland Dead : Former KS Mayor Michael Copeland cause of Death – obituary – tribute

  • Date of death: August 20, 2020
  • Age: 58 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Michael Copeland die?

Mayor of Olathe, KS, Michael Copeland passed away today. He was the longest serving mayor in Olathe’s 162 yr history and had a tremendous impact on this community.

Mayor Copeland dedicated 27 yrs of service in Olathe, including 19 as Mayor.

He had passion for children & helping those in need. He was also engaged in numerous boards & commissions throughout KC.

Michael Copeland Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Michael Copeland tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

William Moore wrote;

Our prayers go to the family and friends of the great Mayor of Olathe, KS, Michael Copeland who passed today. He was the longest serving mayor in Olathe’s 162 yr history and had a tremendous impact on this community. His leadership will be greatly missed.
@MichaelCopeland

Heather Hall KC wrote;

I am heartbroken hearing the news of my dear friend Mayor @MichaelCopeland
’s passing. He is kind, smart and humble. He will be greatly missed. This photo was taken in Washington DC in March for @leagueofcities meetings.

City Of Olathe, KS wrote;

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Mayor Michael Copeland.

Mayor Copeland dedicated 27 yrs of service in Olathe, including 19 as Mayor.

He had passion for children & helping those in need. He was also engaged in numerous boards & commissions throughout KC.
Mayor Copeland’s service to the Olathe community will be missed.

We ask you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

To learn more about Mayor Copeland’s legacy, visit

KU Edwards Campus wrote;

In remembrance of Mayor Michael Copeland:

Today we remember Mayor Copeland for his many years of service as mayor of Olathe,
@jocotriangle board member, friend of higher education and champion for Greater Kansas City. Our thoughts and condolences to his family.

KVC Health Systems wrote;

We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Copeland of Olathe, KS. He served on KVC’s Board of Directors for over 13 years. Thank you, Mayor Copeland, for your servant leadership, generosity, hard work, and bright smile which conveyed positivity and hope. You will be missed.

Olathe PS Foundation wrote;

Today we share in our community’s sadness at the loss of Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland. We are grateful for the spotlight he shone on the importance of early literacy and his long-term commitment to early readers through his “I Read with Mayor Mike” program.

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