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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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Inge B. Popham.

  • Oh, such sad news. Dear sweet Inge, you will be missed. Thank you for being my friend. Love and hugs, to the family. You are in my prayers.

  • Inge was such a dear, sweet lady. She never failed to bring a smile to my face when we talked to her at church. I will miss her warmth and her smile. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Inge was such a dear, sweet lady. Always thoughtful and kind. She was a blessing to so many. Thoughts and prayers to the Popham Family.

    Dave and Deb

  • Dallas and family, I am so sorry to hear about Inge she was a good friend and a lot of fun to be with. She will be missed by all who know her. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Your friends Skip and Bev.

  • Dallas, Eric, Heidi and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I am heartbroken for you. She was always such a sweet, kind and caring lady. She was always smiling and asked about Jillian every time I saw her. She will be greatly missed by so many.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Joy and I feel the loss of Inge deeply…a dear member of our congregation and a highly respected neighbor. I am honored, in the absence of our Pastor, to lead the service celebrating Inge’s life. For you, her family, we pray the presence of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit; and we say “The best of all is, God is with us!”

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to talking with Inge and Dallas at the Kroger meat dept. such good people . my thoughts are with you at this time. Carol & Greg Grubaugh,

  • Dallas , so sorry to hear about Inge. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Dallas and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Inge. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Kathy Singrey Sullivan
    ( Dave Singreys daughter)

  • Dallas and family,
    My heart cries out with you at the loss of your dear Inge. I know your faith in God will see you through this terrible time. I pray comfort in the arms of Jesus for you and peace knowing she is now with our Savior in heaven. Always remember, great and merciful is our God. He who believes in Him shall never die, and with Him shall walk an everlasting life.
    Karen Singrey

  • Dear Dallas and Family, Another beautiful angel is in Heaven. We are so sorry about the loss of dear Inge. In spite of health issues, she always had a friendly smile and she made people feel like she was glad to see everyone. She will be sorely missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know her. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dallas and family members, so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, we lived in the neighborhood at one time, and visited with one another at our grocery then, I will remember them fondly, lovely lady she was. Many blessings and prayers to all.

  • Dear Dallas & Family: I will not be able to be at the calling hrs, but you will be in my prayers. Inga will be missed.

  • Dallas and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Inge. Everytime we would run into her we would get caught up on our families. She truly was a lovely lady that will be missed. May you find comfort in all the memories.

  • Dallas & Family:
    We were all so sorry to hear about your loss. I can honestly say I have never once seen Inge when you were not by her side. She was a sweet lady and she will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    Bruce, Tracey, Katie and Rex Snell

  • So deeply sorry for your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Inge but thru the stories I heard about her from Alex and Kennedy I know she was an amazing women and truly loved by her family! I hope you can find confort in these stories and memories. My deepest sympathy.

  • Dallas and family,
    This is sad news! I always enjoyed my conversations with Inge, especially when she talked about Germany. You were exceptional neighbors to Aunt Lois and our family is grateful for everything you both did for her.
    I pray you experience peace and comfort as you adjust to this loss. May our generous God show Himself strong on your behalf!
    Love and prayers,
    Rachel Blevins

  • Words cannot express how much Inge will be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with her and Dallas. So sad to think that I will never again pick up the phone and hear her say my name, with the sweet accent that let me know exactly who was calling.
    It will be exciting to meet again, in Heaven, where there will be no more pain!
    Holding you in prayers, Dallas and Heidi.

  • Dallas and family,

    Our sincere sympathy to all at this sad time. She was a sweet, special woman.

  • My parents and met Inge and Dallas at the annual Kenyon University Christmas Craft Show almost thirty years ago. Over the years they developed a nice friendship and spent many happy times together. I also became their friend. After my father passed away and my mother moved to a nursing home, Inge and Dallas were, basically(except for me), the only ones who routinely came to visit/spend time with her. After my mother passed away, Inge and Dallas made it a point to keep in touch with me so I wouldn’t be “alone.” Everyone has/does things others sometimes recall. I remember Inge would often say, “You better believe it,” in conversations. I will always remember Inge with happy thoughts. You better believe it!

  • Inge was a friend of my parents, who are now deceased, and I was able to know her a bit because of that friendship. What an interesting, intelligent, and brave person she was!

  • Michael and I have known and loved Inge for many years. She has always been such a sweetheart to us and to my Aunt Neva and Uncle Mick when they were neighbors on Boyd Street long ago. She will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We know she was truly loved!

  • Dallas, Eric, Heidi and family
    I was so sad to hear the news that Inge had passed. I always loved when we would cross each other’s path and catch up on how everyone was doing. She was always so thoughtful to ask after my parents and kids and I know she was truly interested and not just exchanging pleasantries. There was always a hug and a sincerity that touched my heart and made me smile. She definitely lived life with passion and we would all do well to do the same. I will miss her and I’m thinking of all of you during this sad time.
    Love, Tricia and Paul

  • So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with her. She had a way of making you feel special. She will be missed by every one. I will keep the Popham family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Dallas & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dear Inga.
    I remember how her smile lit up a room when she was in it. She always made me feel welcomed and comfortable.
    Inga was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be missed by all who had the blessing of knowing her.
    Dallas, Don and I will pray for the peace and guidance of Our Lord to see you and your family through this time of going on with-out your beloved Inga.
    Rely on the strength that your Inga passed on to all who loved her.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Connie Moran

  • Our Deepest sympathy to the Popham Family. What a wonderful lady she was. We were fortunate to have share the time we did with Inge. It was always a pleasure to hear her life stories and proud stories of hear family.
    We will miss seeing her on her trips to PA.

  • We will miss Inge’s smiling face and encouraging conversations. Even when she was not feeling well, she always had positive comments and shared her love. She was very special to all of us at American Power Hoist. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Dallas and his family.

  • Dallas,Eric,Heidi and Family, My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you all. You better believe it was right, if you knew Inge you were blessed . May God comfort you all in your hour of need. Sincerely,Dennis

  • So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Love and prayers
    Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer and Family

  • In reading all of these beautiful condolences, there isn’t anything that I can add that would say it any better. I especially liked what Tricia Brown said and felt the very same feelings that she expressed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dallas and family,
    So sorry to hear of Inge’s passing. Such a sweet, kind lady. She will truely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jim and Connie Bryant

  • Dear Dallas and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of your loss. What a wonderful , sweet and dear person to all she was. We want you to know that you will be kept in our thoughts and prayers at this time as we also share your grief. I will never make another Christmas wreath that I will not be thinking of Inge. She surely loved Christmas and we will be thinking of her in the “pine room” next season. God bless all of you at this time.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Inge’s passing. I have such great childhood memories growing up next to the Popham’s, especially of Inge calling Eric and Heidi home during the summer! She was such a beautiful, sweet lady! I hope you all find condolences in that she touched so many lives!

  • Dear Dallas and family. I too was saddened to learn of Inges’ death, and pray that all of these kind and beautiful condolences will help ease your loss. She was a very special lady, always friendly and smiling. I remember when you two took dancing lessons and what a cute couple you made dancing at the Kokosing Christmas parties. Such love and joy you shared with each other. Memories to cherish and to get you through the rough times.I’m sorry I was unable to come to the calling hours..I don’t get around very well anymore either, but I was there in spirit and prayers. God bless you and be with you, always. Sincerely, Mabel Weller.

  • We just heard about the passing of Inge. We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Danny knew Dallas through Kokosing but I only had the pleasure of meeting both of them recently when they came in to our mattress store. You couldn’t help but like Inge as soon as you met her. I didn’t get to spend much time with her but it didn’t take long before I knew she was a wonderful lady! Her eyes lit up when she talked about her children and grandchildren! She loved talking to our 6 year old son when she was in here the first time and made a point to ask about him when she came back the next time. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers Dallas!

  • Soo sorry for your loss, Dallas. Always enjoyed Inge. What a special person she was–always smiling and so friendly. Dearly loved her. I am sorry I missed her calling hours. I don’t know where my mind is in my golden years. Blessings to you and your family in the days ahead. Hugs