Goldie Nadine Koppa, age 79, resident of the Hiattville area, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Mercy Health Center.
She was born Feb. 11, 1928 in Hepler, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Austin Page and Anna Laura Goff Page. Goldie married Murrel Clarance Koppa on April 17, 1942 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2006.
She worked as a housewife on the family farm. Goldie's love for children was fulfilled by her providing child care to many children. Her hobby included piecing together quilts for all her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include five sons; Billy Eugene Koppa, Manhattan, Kansas, Donnie Joe Koppa and wife Helen, Topeka, Jack Lee Koppa, Emporia, Kansas, Jim Dean Koppa and wife Cheryl, Fort Scott, and Roger Dale Koppa, Sumter, South Carolina. Also surviving is a son-in-law, Les Homan, Manteca, Calif.; three sisters, Viola Jones and Doris Chaplin, both of Fort Scott, and Gertrude Boyles, Wichita, Kansas; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Homan; nine brothers, George, James, Ernest, Walter, Paul, Chris, Orville, Glenn Page and infant Jackie Page; and three sisters, Edna Peterson, Louise Pace and Maxine Walden.
Rev. Jared Witt will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 13, 2007, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Hiattville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation and may be sent to the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.