Fannie W. (nee Carperos) Kopley, age 91, fell asleep in the Lord on January 13, 2022. Beloved wife of K. Charles Kopley. Loving mother of Fotine (Eric) Bloom, K. Nicholas (Michelle) Kopley and Demetri (Peggy) Kopley. Proud Yiayia of Thea, Andrew, Lukas and Michael Bloom, Samantha, Kyriakos and Alexander Kopley and Kyriacos Alexander Kopley.
Fannie was born in Decatur, IL on January 30, 1930. Because of her, countless of friends and strangers alike now know about this town’s existence. She moved to Chicago in her 20s where she met the love of her life and husband of almost 60 years. Through years of travel together, they experienced sunsets in Acapulco, skiing in Aspen, visiting family in Greece and Australia, wandering the Taj Mahal, and cruising through Antarctica. She built a beautiful family and would sit around the table watching her children and grandchildren, always describing them as crazy, and herself as lucky. Fannie was known for her ability to welcome everyone into her home with warmth and love and take them under her wing. As a Sunday School teacher at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church and active in member of Philoptichos, she taught her children the importance of God and volunteering. She was loving, strong, inquisitive, and at 5 o’clock, had a glass of Baileys in hand. Fannie enjoyed playing tennis, seeing cardinals perched outside her window, watching her Chicago Bulls, and calling her grandchildren to tell them to look up at the moon. After an evening surrounded by her family, Fannie peacefully rested after 91 years. She will be greatly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched.
Visitation Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11:00 AM until time of Funeral service 12:00 PM at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. Interment will be private at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated. Arrangements by Memory Eternal Funeral Directors, Ltd. (847) 375-0095.
May Her Memory Be Eternal.