Inge B. Popham
March 20, 1936 ‒ February 07, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Inge B. Popham, age 80, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on March 20, 1936 in Allenstein, East Germany the daughter of Johann and Maria (Biermann) Tessmer. Inge was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church and Ann Hill Chapter #81 Order of Eastern Star.
In 1955, at the age of 19, Inge immigrated by herself to the United States of America sponsored by the Lutheran Church and Skilled Labor Program where she worked as a tailor by trade. On January 19, 1957, Inge married the love of her life, Dallas Popham and together they raised three wonderful children.
She is survived by her husband Dallas Popham of 60 years, a son, Eric (Susan) Popham of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a daughter, Heidi (Todd) Burns of Fredericktown, three grandchildren, Jacob (Morgan) Popham, Mason Popham and Alex Burns. She is also survived by a brother, Wolfgang (Ute) Tessmer of Germany.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Popham, a granddaughter, Emily Marie Burns, two brothers and a sister.
Friends may call on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where a Celebration of Life service will follow at 5 p.m. Rev. Gary Campbell will be officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Forest Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, P.O. Box 421, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or to the charity of one’s choice.
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