Victoria Jane Koepp (nee Owen), 59, of Amherst, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a lengthy illness. She was born December 27, 1953 in Steubenville. Victoria was raised in Brilliant, Ohio before moving to Amherst, where she made her home for the last 35 years.
She was employed at Supply Exchange for the Cleveland Coast Guard for eight years, before retiring as an assistant manager. Victoria was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Amherst. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Amherst Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1142, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1662 and the American Legion Post #118, both of Amherst. Victoria loved cats and was a member of the Erie Shores Humane Society.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Dale Frederick Koepp; her stepson and his wife, Michael and Sydney Koepp of Birmingham; three grandsons; her mother, June Owen (nee Bertell); her sisters, Pattie Gaddis and her husband, John of Roseville, Catherine Kackley and her husband, John of Warsaw and Debbie Petrozzi of Brilliant; brothers, John K. Cramer, Sr. and his wife, Sylvia, James L. Cramer, Sr., Thomas K. Cramer, Sr. and his wife, Dale, all of Zanesville, and Richard Owen and his wife, LuAnn of Steubenville.
She was preceded in death by her infant children, Owen and Melissa Mitchell; her birth mother, Betty Cramer; and her father, "Bill" William Owen.
Friends may call Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, at 1 P.M., in the funeral home. The Reverend Terrance Adamson, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Amherst, will officiate. Burial will follow at Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852-9813 or the American Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com