Helen R. Kopp, 98, long-time missionary, RN at LGH, avid bowler, writer, and artisan

By on August 15, 2018

Helen R. Kopp, 98, formerly of Millersville Road, Lancaster, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Christian K. and Irene Mae Derfler Kopp.

A 1938 graduate of Manheim High School, Helen completed Bible training at Eastern Bible Institute in 1947, nursing studies at Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951, and midwifery training at King’s College Hospital in London, England in 1952. Helen served a missionary appointment on the Gold Coast, Ghana, in West Africa from 1953 to 1967. She then worked as a registered nurse at Lancaster General Hospital from 1967 to 1984.

Helen was a longtime devoted member of Lancaster First Assembly of God. She enjoyed crafting homemade stationary and writing letters to encourage others, as well as the missionaries of the church.

She enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch, early American hand-hooking, writing poetry and painting in watercolor. An avid bowler for 16 years, she was a member of the 600 Club. Helen also enjoyed photography, walking and enjoying our Father’s creation, and traveling to Williamsburg and other destinations.

The last of 11 children, Helen was preceded in death by her seven brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by the funeral at 10 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Lancaster First Assembly of God, with Pastor Kris Newman officiating. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park.

Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Lancaster First Assembly of God Missions Fund, 1025 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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