Ivy Taylor Bopp, 103, of Williamstown, passed away Saturday, January 18th at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Ivy was born January 2, 1917, in Warrington England, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Berry Taylor.
Ivy met and married Richard Bopp during World War II. She came to Williamstown just after the war and settled on East Market Street, eventually residing and raising her family on Broad Street.
Ivy was Williamstown's oldest resident, she loved her little town and could often be found walking throughout the neighborhood and community.
She worked in the garment industry for many years, retiring when she was 65 years old. She enjoyed reading, was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and was known for making the best peanut butter pies and truffles.
She was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown; and a social member of the Williamstown American Legion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, 1989 and a daughter Ivy Jean Waters, 2013.
Surviving are her children, Tina Barry, Muir; Richard "Sandy" Bopp and his wife Charlene, Wiconisco; Dorothy Walton, Muir and Sheila Gouse; Williamstown. She is also survived by Elizabeth Finch, Williamstown and Mary Szdunek, Harrisburg, whom Ivy considered daughters; 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren, one sister; Molly Jones, England.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 am from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Rev. Richard O'Nyamwaro as celebrant. Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the church. Private burial will be in parish cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Sacred Heart Church, c/o Parish Office, 732 Main Street, Lykens, PA 17048. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com
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