Joanne Kopka

June 9, 1941 - November 8, 2017
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Joanne Kay Kopka, 76, of New Philadelphia passed away November 8, 2017 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in Canton, Ohio on June 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Adella Seefong.

After completing her formal education, Joanne worked for a variety of companies, most recen…

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Joanne Kay Kopka, 76, of New Philadelphia passed away November 8, 2017 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in Canton, Ohio on June 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Adella Seefong.

After completing her formal education, Joanne worked for a variety of companies, most recently Breitenbach Winery. Prior to that, Joanne was employed for 17 years at Alsco.

Joanne loved animals and especially enjoyed her service as the Tuscarawas County Humane Officer.

Joanne is survived by her children, Kim (Tom) McKnight of New Philadelphia and Andy (Polly) Kopka of Rock Hill, South Carolina; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her caregiver, Verna; and five sisters and one brother.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Kopka in 1986; her companion Cassius Nation; and her second mother, Rosalee Nation on February 8, 2013.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Ave., Dover on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 5 to 6 PM. A memorial service will begin at 6 PM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joanne’s memory may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the Shriners Hospital for Children at www.loveshriners.org.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Shriners Hospitals for Children

PO Box 1525
Ranson , WV 25438
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Born: June 9, 1941
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sheri miller posted on 11/11/17

I will always remember the cakes and paintings she made. She continued to find new ways to share her artist talent.

 

Donald & Share Seefong posted on 11/10/17

In loving memory of Aunt JoAnn, we're sorry we couldn't be there at this time but know that we're there in spirit. Always know you and the family are in our hearts and prayers.

 

Jeff and Veronica Watson posted on 11/10/17

Kim, Sorry to hear about your mom. We will be praying for you and your family.

 

Cindy Silverthorn posted on 11/10/17

I worked with Joanne at Alsco and was in the humane society with her and Cash. She was a wonderful person and a hard worker. She loved animals and lived to care for them. Rest in Peace, my friend.

 

Sharon Dietz posted on 11/10/17

Dear Kim, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon Dietz

 

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