Frances Isobel Koppel, 79, nurse for school, army

May 18, 2002

Frances Isobel Koppel, a retired nurse, died of a respiratory ailment Thursday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 79 and lived in Northwood.

Born in Whipple, W. Va., Frances Isobel Hindson was a 1943 graduate of the Charleston General Hospital's School of Nursing in West Virginia. She studied anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University.

Western High School's nurse from 1970 to 1974, she was a nursing administrator at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in downtown Baltimore until her retirement in 1983.

Mrs. Koppel was a registered nurse in the Army nursing corps from 1945 to 1949, stationed in Germany. She attained the rank of first lieutenant. She was a member of the American Legion's Parkville Post and the Parkville Veterans of Foreign Wars.

She is survived her husband of 48 years, Adolphe Koppel, a retired Merchant Marine seaman.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1108 Providence Road in Towson, where she was a communicant.

She is also survived by two sons, Robert A. Koppel of Timonium and Keith R. Koppel of Frederick; a brother, Andrew Hindson of Eckert, Colo.; a sister, Barbara Harris of Finksburg; and two grandchildren.

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