OBITUARY

Donna K. Kopach

May 19, 1939November 3, 2018

Donna Kathryn Riggs Kopach, 79, of Evansville, Indiana and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1939, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Melvin Ireadous and Wilma Bernadine (McCullough) Riggs.

Donna attended Garfield and Wayne Town High Schools where she graduated. She then attended Indiana State University where she earned a BA in Physical Science, General Education, and Health and later earned her Master’s. She taught school for about 50 years in Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Newberry, South Carolina, and Arizona. She also taught at Earl C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky. Donna was a member of the Eastern Star, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Grace Episcopal Church in Arizona, where she was in the Lake Havasu Community Choir and Director of Colomonde Chorus. She was a Girl Scout Camp Director, Girl Scout Leader and member of Southern Hollow dulcimer and folk group of Evansville, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Anita Kathryn Louise Kopach (Harold Ray Darrow); grandson, Hunter Ray Darrow; and friend and caregiver, Fredericka Schmadel.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher. Friends may visit Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to ECHO in Evansville. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Anita Kathryn Louise Kopach (Harold Ray Darrow), Daughter
  • Hunter Ray Darrow, Grandson
  • Fredricka Schmadel, Friend
  • Fredricka Schmadel, Friend
  • Fredricka Schmadel, Friend
  • Fredricka Schmadel, Friend

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
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Biography

Donna Kathryn Riggs Kopach, 79, of Evansville, Indiana and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1939, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Melvin Ireadous and Wilma Bernadine (McCullough) Riggs.

Donna attended Garfield and Wayne Town High Schools where she graduated. She then attended Indiana State University where she earned a BA in Physical Science, General Education, and Health and later earned her Master’s. She taught school for about 50 years in Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Newberry, South Carolina, and Arizona. She also taught at Earl C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky. Donna was a member of the Eastern Star, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Grace Episcopal Church in Arizona, where she was in the Lake Havasu Community Choir and Director of Colomonde Chorus. She was a Girl Scout Camp Director, Girl Scout Leader and member of Southern Hollow dulcimer and folk group of Evansville, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Anita Kathryn Louise Kopach (Harold Ray Darrow); grandson, Hunter Ray Darrow; and friend and caregiver, Fredericka Schmadel.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher. Friends may visit Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to ECHO in Evansville. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.