Wilma Cropp

Funeral services for Wilma Jean Cropp, 85, Lawrence, KS will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.  Private inurnment will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 27, 1925, in Lebo, KS, the daughter of Glen W. & Rosalie Woodward Cramer.

Mrs. Cropp was employed in sales for 11 years at Raney’s Drug Store in Lawrence.  She earlier worked as a sales clerk at Weaver’s Department Store in Lawwrence for 21 years.  In her earlier years, she taught for one year in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Kansas, and worked at KPL and Russell Stover Candies in Topeka. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Auxiliary of Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 of the American Legion, the University Bridge Club, the Phoenix Club and the Kappa Kappa Iota Honorary Sorority.

She was married to Roy K. Cropp on November 25, 1945, in Reading, KS.  He survives of their home.

Other survivors for Mrs. Cropp include: a daughter, Carolyn (husband, Gordon) Montney, of Lawrence, KS, two sons; Craig S. (wife, Michele) Cropp, of Damascus, Maryland, and Clark A. (wife, Linda) Cropp, of Lawrence, KS, two sisters; Phyllis Hall, of Northfield, MN, and Dorothy Grizzell, of Preston, ID, eight grandchildren (Grant Montney, Jeanmarie Montney, Jacob Montney, Alison Cropp, Benjamin Cropp, Matthew Cropp, Melanie Cropp, Michael Cropp) three great grandchildren (Kiley Montney, Camille Montney and Karley Montney),  many nieces and nephews and other loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a son, Kent W. Cropp.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday at the church.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church or to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

14 Condolences

  1. Melinda Maturo on January 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I opened the paper this morning and saw the news about Wilma. I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t know if it was expected or not, but it is still a shock when it actually happens. May you find comfort in good memories.

  2. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY on January 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Carolyn and Family, our thoughts and prayers our with at this sad time….Mike (FV)

  3. Judy Heller on January 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Clark, I’m sorry for your loss. I, too, have lost my mother, as you will recall, and she will most certainly be with you forever in the memories. Hopefully, you and your family will be able to share some great stories, both in the near days and upcoming years.

  4. Maxine and Bill Medley on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Roy and family: You have our thoughts and prayers on your loss. We have fond memories of the Cropp family. Wilma will be remembered as the caring mother of some super Lawrence High “kids.”

  5. Don Weldon on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with you today. Aunt Wilma was such a grand lady and wonderful Aunt to all of us. We will be with you in the Spring. Love always, Nephew Don.

  6. Dale Slusser on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    My condolences on your loss. I hope that good memories can help to cheer you in this difficult time.

    Sincerely, Dale

  7. Bill Medley on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

  8. Dave Mattern on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am


    I was saddened to hear of the news of Wilma passing. I am so very sorry. Please remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dave Mattern on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am


    I was saddened to hear of the news of Wilma passing. I am so very sorry. Please remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Barbara and Bing Kaye on January 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Aunt Wilma was a dear lady to us. We love her and she will always remain in our hearts.

    Barb and Bing

  11. Darrel & Mary Stuteville on January 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Roy and family, Please accept our sympathy and know that we are thinking of you. We spent time with Roy and Wilma mostly in Colorado at Estes Park as Darrel is related to Shirley and Charley Kassinger. She was a sweet woman. Thinking of you and sending up prayers for you to be comforted. With sympathy, Mary and Darrel

  12. Erik Keizer on January 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    My condolences to the Cropp Family. Mr. Roy Cropp and his family hold a special place in my heart and life. Please know all of you are in my heart and prayers.

    Denver, CO

  13. Terry & Marcy Cropp on January 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Roy, we are greived at the loss of your wife, your friend, and your lover. God knows your pain and wants to take care of you with his wonderful mercy. Please know that our family will pray for you and your family. Isaish 41:10

  14. Karen Wray on January 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mr. Cropp,
    I was so saddened to read about Wilmas passing. I remember her so fondly, as she was friends with my wonderful Grandmother Mary Stiner. You all were her neighbors and it was always a joy running into you. Wilma was always such a dynamic woman. She touched many lives by her warmth and joyous personality. I pray for God’s comfort for you and your family.

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