PASADENA—Helen Christine Shoppa, 95, died Jan. 14, 2014, in Pasadena.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 17, at Peace Lutheran Church in Pasadena.

Mrs. Shoppa was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Rockdale to Herbert and Lydia Menn.

She had lived in Pasadena since 1947 and was a grocery store owner who loved playing games and dancing.

Mrs. Shoppa was very active in the church and had a very strong faith. She was a Stephen Minister who loved visiting and ministering to others in need.

Mrs. Shoppa was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Shoppa; a son, Eddie Joe Shoppa; two sisters, Linda Tuma and Wallie Straach; three brothers, Ruben Menn, Marvin Menn and Edwin Joe; and two nieces, Janet Fain and Marlene Davis.

Survivors are two sisters, Lizzie Lucas and Flora Mae Gillespie; also, 12 nieces and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

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