Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The Memorable Meda Koepp

 One of Covington's most memorable personalities was Meda Koepp, who, in 1976 was named "Woman of the Year" by a local civic association. 

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March 22, 1973

December 16, 1976


May 1, 1975


She was chairman of the book committee for the cemetery restoration in 1988

Her Obituary

Meda Adelia Koepp, age 92, of Covington, LA died on Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born on Thursday, April 17, 1924 in Covington, LA to the late George H. Koepp and Mildred Schoen Molloy Koepp. 

She was survived by her sister, Lurline Koepp Alexius, nieces, Mary Prieto Golden, Joan Prieto Doolittle, Kay Pennington Gotschall, Ruth Burns Joubert, Connie Reed Granthum, Carolyn Burns, and Ann Burns Sacco, and nephews, Giles Pennington, Walter Reed, Richard Reed, and Lindsay Reed. 

"Meda's life's work centered on the people of our community. She spent many years as a Child Welfare Case Worker for the State of Louisiana. Additionally, she was known as a community leader. She was part of the group that founded Playmaker's Theater in Covington, and she participated in many local organizations, some of which included the St. Tammany Business and Professional Women's Association, Covington Garden Club, St. Peter's Catholic Church Altar Society.

"At one time she was on the Board of Directors of Associated Catholic Charities. In her later years, Meda was an active member of the Greater Covington Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary, and worked tirelessly for the beautification of Covington, primarily raising funds to erect the decorative fence which surrounds Covington Cemetery #1. 

"Interment was in Garden of the Pines Mausoleum, Covington, LA. "

E. J. Fielding Funeral Home / The Times-Picayune May 15, 2016.