Thelma Helen Klopp

thelma klopp
Thelma Helen Klopp passed away in Reston, VA, surrounded by her loved ones. Her faith and family were what was most important to her. She will be remembered for her kindness to everyone, her giving soul and her work in philanthropy. She is greatly missed already!

Thelma was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Harry and Minnie Dukes. She was the youngest of ten children, and she is predeceased by them all except her sister Jane Brabec, of Dallas, TX. She married the love of her life, the late Marlen Klopp in 1955, and they enjoyed many years of love, laughter and traveling together. Thelma is survived by one son, John Klopp (Sue), of Omaha, NE, and one daughter, Debbie Gallagher (Ray), of Reston, VA. She will be missed by her four granddaughters, Lauren Gassenmeyer (Bryan), Kara Bilicki (Bobby), Kelly Klopp, and Sara Boyle (Thomas); and her five great grandchildren, Paige and Nolan Gassenmeyer, and Caroline, Sloane and Quinn Bilicki.

A private service in her honor will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, where she has been a member since 1966.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to the Greenspring Village, Inc. Scholar's Fund, 7430 Spring Village Dr., Springfield, VA 22150. Please note "In Memory of Thelma Klopp."

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  1. Sending my love and prayers Telma‘s family she was a very dear and loving friend I enjoyed her so much on a daily basis we laughed a lot and had so many wonderful days of just being friends very special lady With much Love to her family❤️??❤️ Faye White

  2. Debbie, Ray and all of Thelma’s loving family: Thelma was a great lady, so warm and loving. And with together with Marlen, they were the best ever, so much fun and love to share. I enjoyed our friendship those many years ago and have such wonderful memories of our annual visits around the kitchen table. Charlotte

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