Denise M. Popp

December 23, 1959July 29, 2014
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Dateline: Borden, Indiana July 29, 2014

Denise M. Popp, 54, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was born December 23, 1959 in New Albany. She was a 1978 graduate of Providence High School and received the CYO award and graduated from IUS with honors and dean’s list recognition. She was a member of St. Joe Hill Catholic Church, the Mount St. Francis Choir, the Corydon Dulcimer Society, and the Foxfire Dulcimer Group.

Survivors include: Mother: Mary Jean (Warman) Popp Father: George J. Popp Sister: Theresa Lenfert (Dan) Brothers: Rick Popp Tony Popp (Missy) Companion:Randy Tuell

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and after 9:00 am Saturday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Saturday at St. Joe Hill Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joe Hill, Mount St. Francis, Providence High School, or EOD Warrior Foundation.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Teri West

August 28, 2014

Denise, I will miss your sweet smile and bright eyes! I'm glad you are home, happy, and healthy now! I'll see you later!

John Utz

August 6, 2014

It is with great sadness that I add my expression of love for the loss of my very compassionate friend. What a joy I felt as I played and sang with her. She went out of her way to uplift me and to support everyone around her. I remember she even came to visit me in the hospital when I suffered an ulcer and staph infection. Surely the Paradise of God is rejoicing over the homecoming of such a loving and giving person. May we who remain take strength from the example she set for us. She was such a blessing and much loved.

Mick Savkovich

August 4, 2014

Denise, you may rest in final peace and comfort knowing your spirit will always be with us. I feel fortunate to have been acquainted with you if even for just a few passing moments.

Sherie Good

August 2, 2014

I didn"t know Denise well. In fact was very fortunate to have met her the one time she came with Randy and friends to Friday night dulcimer class with Jim Fox. Music was played and stories told. I would say the world has lost one of it's best and sweetest and heaven has gained one. I know she will be missed. My heart goes out to her family, friends and Randy. It is always hardest on those left behind. Sherie Good

Kevin Yost

August 1, 2014

Unfortunately it's been a long time since I've gotten to see or speak to Denise. I am so sorry for all the pain and suffering she had to endure. I had the pleasure of singing next to her for a few years as part of the St. Joe Hill Guitar Group. Her voice was simply angelical. I know everyone up in heaven will thoroughly enjoy hearing it! Many blessings to her and the family.

Cathy Olszewski-Boerner

August 1, 2014

My deepest love & prayers for Denise's family, it is hard losing a sister & even more difficult losing a child. Grief is a different language, hoping to hear words that will comfort yet somehow fall short. It is like the sky, it is everywhere you look. May you find comfort in soft things, pillows to absorb your tears, laps to rest your weary mind, arms to hold you up & shoulders to cry upon. All these I wish for you. She was beauty....

Maryann (Beyl) Carney

August 1, 2014

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your family. I was so very sorry to hear of Denise's passing. I remember her as an adorable little toddler who looked like Shirley Temple when we were all growing up as neighbors. Over the past two years, my family started going to Christmas Eve Mass at Mt. St. Francis, and there I saw Denise who was a very talented musician who, along with her group, added a special meaning to our Christmas these last two years. I hope that you can take comfort knowing she is with God and at peace.

Sherron Fields

August 1, 2014

We send our love and prayers to her family and loved ones. Denise and Randy taught me to play the dulcimer at their first Corydon Dulcimer Society gathering at Spring Mill Park in the early 2000s. She had such a beautiful voice and sweet nature. My husband and I still play in Jim Foxs class. Thanks to them many people play the dulcimer She will be missed and always remembered with love and appreciation. Bill & Sherron Fields

vicki cueto

August 1, 2014

Denise will always be special to us. She was always so jolly and easy going and I can still hear her laughter in my mind. May she rest in peace and may the Lord comfort all of your hearts.Vicki, Vanni Cueto and family

Amy Graf

August 1, 2014

I was just talking to my sister about Denise the other day and we remember her for her warm smile. I never saw her without it. And we remember her love of music and when she played guitar at church. May God welcome her with the same warmth she showed to others.

Amy Graf & Angela (Graf) Whistler