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Will Kops

Service Date: November 23, 2019
Interment Info: St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)
Service Info: St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)
Service Info

Will Kops, 92, of Crestview Hills, KY, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II where he travelled throughout North Africa. He was an employee of Procter & Gamble for 34 years specializing in International Economic Research. Will was born in 1926 to Richard & Johanna Kops in Indianapolis, IN. He received his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in Business from Indiana University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Will lettered in varsity baseball for 3 years followed by 3 years of professional baseball as a pitcher in the deep south. He was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football & IU basketball, an avid book reader, and enjoyed a lifelong love of learning. Mr. Kops was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Purdy Kops in 2012. He is survived by his loving daughters, Julie (Bruce) Bohl, Dana (Bill) Gradel and Diane Baker. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Chris (Kelly), Leslie (Chad), Abby (Casey), Meggie and Nate. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 10am at St. Mary Cemetery Chapel in Ft. Mitchell, KY with inurnment of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Notre Dame Academy or St. Elizabeth Hospice.



10:00 am

St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)

2201 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)

Address: 2201 Dixie Highway Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Will Kops


Sorry I missed your Dad’s service

I was out of town when this occurred. I’m not sure if you remember us from Susan Lewis dr. We lived across the street from you. My wife was Celeste and she died of cancer a few years ago. Our children that you may recall ,were Jeff who currently lives in West Palm Beach Fl. and Ken who currently lives in Burlington Ky.
I also worked for P and G in their engineering group on Spring Grove Ave. and was transferred to Lima in 1967. I currently live on Marcel Dr. In Edgewood Ky. and am starting to struggle to maintain my house and yard by myself. I lost track of your family when I moved to Lima Ohio. However, I heard bits and pieces of your Dad when I returned to the area via some mutual friends that played ping pong with Will.

Your Dad impressed me when he forecast a period of inflation and higher interest rates approaching and proceeded to borrow as much as he could to build the new house. He was correct. I enjoyed having evening cocktails with ANN and Will a couple nights a week when we were neighbors. I’m left with many fond memories of your family. Thank You for helping to make those memories. Remember the swim pool at the end of the street? It has been gone for many years, we struggled to keep it alive when we were there.

Let me express my condolences for your loss. I felt it a harder loss when my 2nd parent died. Time makes the loss more acceptable. I could not put all this in writing ,as I’ve had multiple hand problems that make my penmanship so bad that I can’t read it.

Best wishes to the 3 of you and hope your current lives are going well.
Joe Guenther
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So sorry for your loss, Julie

Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish we have stayed in touch all these years. I, too, have lost both parents years ago. The best advice I can offer is to stay in touch with your family! That is the hardest to accomplish sometime, but it is the best comfort you will find!
Mary Boh Brady
PS. We have missed you at our class reunions.