Lois E. Roop, 103, North Manchester passed away December 16, 2019 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. Lois was born in Delta, Ohio on May 5, 1916 to D.G. and Effie (Kintner) Berkebile.
Lois graduated from Manchester College in 1938. Lois married G. Frederic Roop on June 1, 1940. Fred passed away on December 21, 2011 after 71 years of marriage. She served as secretary of the Associated Churches Board, Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a former member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren also in Fort Wayne, where she was heavily involved in music programs. She retired in 1978 after 18 years teaching Home Economics at Concordia Lutheran School, Fort Wayne, Indiana and also taught 2 years at Hollansburg and Union City, Ohio schools. Lois and Fred loved to travel and once made a trip around the world visiting their children. In their younger years, they spent many summer vacations camping. Her motto in life was, “Never reduce a person to the worst thing they ever did.”
The memory of Lois will be remembered by her son Eugene (Delora) Roop, Anderson, Indiana; two daughters, Patricia (Dan) Burgette, Tetonia, Idaho and Shirley (John) Mumy, Allendale, Michigan; one foster daughter, Connie (Gregg) Wells, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, two sisters and one grandchild.
A memorial service for Lois will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester and
Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Lois Roop, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or the Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 501, North Manchester IN 46962
Bethany Theological Seminary
615 National Road West, Richmond IN 47374