A Celebration of Life service for Jane Louise Glaettli Sloop, 84, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS.
She was born October 4, 1927 in Independence KS to Margaret Louise Connelly and Herbert Glaettli.
She attended school in Independence, KS graduating from Independence High School in 1945. She graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1949 with a teaching degree in both music education and Spanish.
She married James A. “Jim” Sloop on June 19, 1954 in Independence, KS. They made their residence in Independence until their retirement in 1985 at which time they moved to Hot Springs Village, AR. Following her husband’s death, in 2002, she moved to Lawrence, KS.
She taught music in Medicine Lodge and Fredonia, Kansas prior to her marriage. She taught music in Longton and Elk City, Kansas High Schools from 1971-72 and in the late seventies and early eighties. She served as a Title 1 reading tutor at Lincoln Elementary School in Independence, KS.
Jane was a life-long church musician, serving as one-time choir director of Independence First United Methodist Church and a substitute organist for many congregations in Independence. In Hot Springs Village she served as the Organist for Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church and later as co-organist for Village United Methodist Church.
She was a member of Lawrence First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, DAR, and was a 56-year member of PEO.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother Herbert Charles Glaettli; and her eldest son, David C. Sloop. She is survived by her son, Bill (Sheryl) Sloop, Brandon, MS; and daughter, Susan Sloop, of Lawrence; grandsons, Steven (Amy) Sloop of Nashville, TN and Scott Sloop Brandon, MS; step-sisters, Elisabeth Mitchell Todd, Portland, OR and Sarah Mitchell Chipperfield, London.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence or PEO Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.