Carol Anne Herring Koper, 66, of Bradenton, FL, died on November 20, 2011 surrounded by her family at Tidewell Hospice House. Carol was born August 29, 1945, in Wilmington, Del., where she was a graduate of Dickinson High School, class of 1963. She was a proud, loving mother, grand-mother, aunt and friend. Her travels as a military wife took her from Del. to western Mass.; to Southwest Fla.; and many other places in between. Carol was a lifetime volunteer; an exceptional cook and gifted artist who loved to draw, paint, craft and write poetry. She was selfless, strong, friendly, compassionate; an old soul with deep commitment to passing on family history, traditions and values. Her heart was dedicated to her family; she inspired roots and remembrance. Holidays and all-sized life's events were celebrated larger than life itself. She encouraged taking the time to smell the flowers and appreciate even the smallest parts of a busy life. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Sr.; son, Ronald Jr.; daughters Kim (Jason) Morrow, Katie (Jason) Berzowski; grandchildren Sydney Helen, Shelby Anne, Jason John Jr., Jackson Benjamin (deceased), Karaline Jackson, and Jordan Renee, all of Bradenton, Fla. She is also survived by her brother, John (Helen) Herring of Tappahannock, Va.; and five nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Toale Brothers in Bradenton, 912 53rd Avenue West. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 25, 2011, 4:00p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2850 75th Street West in Bradenton. Burial will be in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania next week where she joins her mom and dad for their eternal rest. "Good Women… May we be Them; May we raise Them, May we know Them." Rest peacefully knowing how amazing you are, Mom ~ we already miss you tremendously.
Shannon Funeral Homes, PA
1015 14th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
Published in The Bradenton Herald from Nov. 22 to Nov. 27, 2011