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Rosalie Koppa
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Rosalie (Pape) Koppa, 96, of Hiawatha, KS died June 26, 2019 at Mosiac Life Care.

Rosalie was born February 16, 1923 at Robinson, KS daughter of Warner and Laura Nichols Pape.

She attended country school at Heckler and graduated from Hiawatha High School with the Class of 1940.  She attended 2 years at Highland College and taught country school at Heckler and Mt. Roy.

She married Herbert Koppa at the Pape Family home on December 21, 1945.  After a busy farm life they retired and moved to Hiawatha in 1984.  She was a volunteer at BCDS thrift store for many years.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Zion United Methodist Women, and had been a member of the Red Hat Society, Zion Homemakers Unit, and Asbury Club.  She also enjoyed spending time at Senior Citizen, bus trips and playing cards.

She is survived by daughter-in-law Eileen Koppa, Robinson, KS, one grandson Justin (Angela) Koppa, Shawnee, KS, three great grandchildren, Gavin, Rylee, and Chloe Koppa, Shawnee, KS, and brother Warner (Charlene) Pape, of Hiawatha, KS, and dear friend Esther Miller.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert November 9, 2003, son Gene Koppa July 31, 2011, brother Willis Pape and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral Services are planned for 11 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Zion United Methodist Church northeast of Robinson.  Pastor Paul Waters will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, KS.  

Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 12 noon Sunday.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Memorials are suggested to the ZUMC and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St.  Hiawatha, KS  66434.  

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