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Donna Kathryn (Riggs) Kopach

Posted 2018-12-03 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Dec. 2, 2018 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

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)

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 at 2:00pm Saturday, December 8th, 2018
at 1004 Vista Dr., Lake Havasu City, 86404 (Crystal Beach).

Memorial contributions may be donated at the funeral. Contributions
will be for Lake Havasu High School Band of Knights.

Please Call Anita Kopach if attending funeral service, 928-486-1597.

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