SMITHS GROVE – Twila Lee Mahilani Kaopio, 61, passed away on April 14, 2023, as a result of a tragic automobile accident. Born in Honolulu Hawaii to the late Charles and June Kaopio Ridgeway, she loved her native Hawaiian heritage and her family dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Edwards; two children, Tiffany and Brian Edwards of California; two grandchildren, Kristopher Fuentes, and Kamila Villar; two brothers, Charles Hook, and Sirguy Kaopio; three sisters, Kiso Berton, Charity Kekauoha, and Tammy Ridgeway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Treva Oland.
Funeral services will be at 1 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Visitation will be after 10 am Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to help offset funeral expenses.