Jean E. Kopp, Denver, was waitress, Wal-Mart worker

By on May 1, 2013

Jean E. (DeFrees) Kopp, of Denver, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Shillington to the late Albert W.L. and Elizabeth A. (Shupp) DeFrees.

Jean attended Vinemont Lutheran Church in Reinholds. She had worked at Berkshire Knitting Mill and also worked as a waitress at the former Schraffts, which became the Colonial Motor Lodge in Denver, Stoudt’s Black Angus Restaurant of Adamstown, the former Foodergong of Ephrata and the Holiday Inn of Denver. She last worked at Wal-Mart of Ephrata, prior to her retirement. Jean enjoyed crocheting, baking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by sons: Daniel L., husband of Carolyn (Martin) Kopp of Denver; and Robert E. Kopp of Denver; daughters: Debra J., wife of Kerry Martin of Lititz; and Cheryl A., wife of Kenneth Zimmerman of Ephrata; a brother: Robert, husband of Mary DeFrees of Blainsport; grandchildren: Christopher Daniel Martin; Michelle, wife of Robert Wegman; Jenna Martin and Bryan Martin.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by sisters: Ruth Dillon and Anna Pawling.

A memorial service was held April 26 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

If desired, memorial contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to Reinholds Community Ambulance, 34 East Main St., P.O. Box 33, Reinholds, PA 17569.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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