Ruth E. Kopman, age 99, of rural Peotone, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her home. She was born July 13, 1914 in Peotone Township, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Ullrich) Krapf. She married the late Walter Kopman on February 5, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1976.
Mrs. Kopman was a homemaker and helped out with the family farm. She was a member of the Green Garden United Methodist Church her entire life. She enjoyed church, farming, and cooking and baking for her family and family gatherings.
She is survived by three sons, LeRoy (Carol) Kopman of Crete, Leslie (Lola) Kopman of Beecher, and Roger (Sharon) Kopman of Peotone; one daughter, Barbara (Don) Matherly of Manteno; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Kopman of Joliet; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one cousin; and her caregiver, Anna.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Wayne Kopman (August 25, 1991); one brother, Ervin Krapf (1946); and one sister, Esther Heisner (2009).
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Friday, January 17, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Green Garden United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Richard L. Young officiating. Visitation will be held at the church form 9:00-10:00 a.m. prior to service. Burial will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee. In lieu of flowers, memorials to VITAS Hospice or the Green Garden United Methodist Church would be appreciated.