Obituary of Doris Popp
Doris J. Popp, 79, of State College, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Juniper Village at Brookline at 3:58am.
Born August 3, 1938, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Babec) Benedict. On June 17, 1961, in Harrisburg, she married William D. Popp, who passed away in 2004.
She is survived by two children, Ann M. Popp of Reading, PA and John M. Popp and his wife, Amy of Powell, Ohio. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, William G. Popp.
She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Shippensburg State College (University) in 1960. Doris retired in 1993 from the Reading School District as a beloved elementary art teacher. Her main school was always 13th & Union. She taught art at several other elementary schools throughout the district. As an art teacher she touched the lives of thousands of students during her career.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Victory in State College, Pa.
Doris enjoyed art, being colorful, and was known as a “glitter queen.” She enjoyed Penn State athletics, playing BINGO, and traveling the world. She loved to dance, especially while cooking dinner or baking Christmas cookies. She loved socializing with friends and family and made sure everyone had enough to eat.
Burial will in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA.
Arrangements are under the care of Wiedeman Funeral Home, Steelton, PA. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.wiedemanfuneralhome.com.
Visitation with family will take place on Friday, June 29th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish in Steelton, PA, followed by mass at 10:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, or call 1-800-822-6344 (memorial ID #11327085).