Unfortunately, although the Google satellite shows this school still standing but collapsing, it is no longer there. Instead, there is a pile of trees and rubble, which looks like all pushed into the foundation of the school. Our friend Mary Young attended this school and gave the directions to it and additional information:
“If you go pass Bluegrass Road & keep on Lake Wapello Road south of Ottumwa about 8 miles & turn right onto Copperhead road—Go west about 3 miles & that’s Copperhead school on the right. Yes Wellman & Copperhead schools look somewhat same but inside very different. Actually (of course I would) I think Copperhead was much nicer inside. When I was in grade school & had Halloween plays the last of October, there was also a “pie supper” when girls would decorate boxes to be sold that contained a meal (supper) including pie. My father was always asked to auction the boxes at all the country schools around us. I was so proud of my father, as Mother & we girls went with him to these. Boys would bid on boxes & high bidder got the box & girls who brought it & eat together.”
The following photo of the school while still standing was shared on Facebook.