Virginia Koppany

Virginia Ann Koppany

Monday, July 24th, 1939 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Virginia Koppany, 80, passed away at home in Arlington on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 .

There will be a visitation for friends and family on Friday, November 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013.

The funeral service for Virginia will be Friday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel and Graveside services will follow at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park,
7301 E Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76112.

Virginia Ann Cowan Koppany was born July 24th, 1939 in the back of the family jewelry store in Throckmorton, Texas. She was the only child of Kenneth and Anne Cowan. They lived in Throckmorton for several years until Kenneth joined the Navy as an ordinance inspector during WWII, at which time they spent 6 years in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

The family returned to Texas and settled in Hereford in 1951, where Kenneth “Doc” Cowan opened Cowan’s Jewelers on Main Street. Virginia Ann went to Hereford High School and afterwards joined the Hereford Police Department as a dispatcher. It was during this time she met a young Texas Highway Patrolman, Charles Skinner. They were married in 1961. In August of 1964, Virginia Ann gave birth to their only child, Morgan Scot Skinner. Charles and Virginia Ann began working for Kenneth and Anne at the jewelry store and would ultimately buy it from them when the Cowan’s retired in 1977.

Virginia Ann was a longtime member and attendee of First United Methodist Church. Charles and Virginia divorced in 1982 and Virginia remarried Karl Koppany in 1983 and soon after moved to Arlington. Virginia owned and operated Virginia’s Gifts on Pioneer Parkway for about 12 years. During this time, she became very involved in bible studies and teaching. She loved to travel, read, was an expert in needlepoint, and had a great love for her Chow dogs and birds.

She is survived by her husband Karl of Arlington, son and daughter in law, Scot and Cathie Skinner of Carrollton, and a grandson Kenneth Cale Skinner and his wife, Claire from Wylie, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 12:00pm
    Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park
    7301 East Lancaster Ave
    FORT WORTH, TX 76112
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Szilvia Anna Rácz

Posted at 02:30am
God take good care of you on your long journey
May blessings be with you....
Surround yourself with peace and love
With this shared photo I say goodbye to you ....
......It was a perfect evening in Budapest on the Opera's terrace.... a perfect memory, together with my family ...
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Billy & Sandra Ragland

Posted at 04:59pm
Scot and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers are with you. Billy and Sandra Ragland
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