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.