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Patricia Ann Chopski Kinder

Graveside services for Patricia Ann Chopski Kinder, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2023, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, with a viewing after the service, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Reverend David Ball will officiate.


Mrs. Kinder passed away at 10:32 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Ozarks Medical Center.


She was born September 14, 1930 in Dewey, Oklahoma, to Nicholas Adam Chopski and Anna Mae Easley Chopski.   She was married December 18, 1948 in Sturkie, Arkansas to Paul Dean Kinder who preceded her in death on April 19, 1990.


She is survived by one son, Paul David Kinder, West Plains; two daughters, Erma Harris (Tom), West Plains and Nancy Menningen, Lake of the Ozarks; a son-in-law, David Murphy; ten grandchildren, Trista Mendenahl, Derek Menningen (Meredith), Ray Murphy (Amy), Bryan Harris (Ginger), Ted Harris (Kristina), Joel Harris (Leslie), D.J. Surritte (Jessica), Cassie Kinder, Tessa Carlson (Erik) and Evan Kinder (Lorrin); twenty-two great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Due (Manuel “Red”) West Plains; one brother, Donald Chopski (Nellie) Springfield; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in law. Doyle Surritte and Christy Dowell remain special members of her family.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, Myrna Sue Surritte and Brenda Murphy, one son-in-law, Monte Menningen, four infant grandchildren, her father-in law and mother-in-law, Thomas Roscoe Kinder and Grace Kinder, and several brothers/sisters-in-law.


Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at