Kathleen Kopa

Sept. 6, 1940 – July 31, 2021

MOHALL – Kathleen

Kopa, 80, of Mohall,

quietly passed Saturday,

July 31, 2021, surrounded

by friends and family, at

her home.

Kathleen was born

Sept. 6, 1940, to Frederick

and Sarah (Scanlin)

Smith, and raised in the

Bronx, N.Y. She excelled

in sports in high school,

once scoring 50 points in

a high school basketball

game. She married Frank

Kopa Sr. in 1964, and

they settled in Larchmont,

N.Y., where she worked

for an auto dealership. In

1972, they bought a small

convenience store in New

Rochelle, N.Y., from her

parents and were

self-employed there until


In 1988, Kathleen start-

ed working for the town

of Mamaroneck, N.Y., so-

cial services department

where she later became

the head of housing and

urban development, with

hundreds of clients. She

also organized and ran the

Meals on Wheels program

in Westchester County,


Kathleen and Frank re-

tired in 2003 and moved

to Mohall to be closer to

family. In retirement, she

served on the Mohall

housing committee board.

Kathleen enjoyed play-

ing cards, Scrabble,

watching sports, singing

during family music

night, cooking and baking

for family and friends and

spending time with family

and friends.

Family: Kathleen is

survived by her son,

Frank (Airianne) Kopa Jr.,

Mohall; grandchildren, Ju-

liette (Carson) Lawson,

Mohall, Frank Kopa III,

Minot, and Andrew Kopa,

Hutchinson, Kan.;

great-grandchildren, Til-

lie, Summer, Clayton,

Tyler, Greg and Silas; sis-

ter, Claire Smith, Bronx,


Kathleen was preceded

in death by: her husband,

Frank Kopa Sr., in 2006.

Funeral: 11 a.m., Sa-

turday, Aug. 7, 2021, at

St. Jerome Catholic

Church, Mohall. A link to

a video of the service will

be placed after the funeral

on her online obituary.

Burial: Haas Cemetery,

rural Antler.

Friends may sign the

guestbook one hour prior

to the service, or sign the

online guestbook at


(Brose Funeral Home,