Gladys H. Strope

unknown - February 18, 2012

Mrs. Gladys H. Strope, age 85 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. Gladys was born on October 17, 1926, in Wardsville, Mo., the youngest child of Christian Frederich and Anna Catherine Schnieders Raithel. She was married on December 27, 1952, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Joseph Victor Strope, who preceded her in death on October 2, 1980. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Gladys attended the Moreau Bend School and St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville. In 1946, when her parents moved to Jefferson City, she went to work as a payroll clerk at International Shoe Company. After her marriage, she lived in the state of California until her husband was discharged from the service. She was a homemaker while her children were young and then went to work as a clerk at Midwest Block Company. After her retirement, she did part time house cleaning until she fully retired. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City and a life member of the Samuel F. Gearhart Detachment of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. Gladys enjoyed gardening, bingo, genealogy, watching St. Louis Cardinal's baseball and visiting with her friends at McDonald's on Eastland Drive. Survivors include: one son, Darrell Strope of Russellville, Mo.; one granddaughter, Maggie (Adam) Schrader of Russellville, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Sadee and Zachary Schrader of Russellville, Mo.; one brother, Carney (Betty) Raithel of Versailles; and one son-in-law, Floyd Knox of Russellville, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Strope; two daughters, Vickie Henzler and Marla Knox; five sisters, Alma (Clarence) Rackers, Margaret (Ben) Landwehr, Rosa (Herbert) Huhman, Florence (Raymond) Ortmeyer, Irma Raithel; and three brothers, Herbert (Mildred) Raithel, Elbert (Leona) Raithel, and Alvin (Marcelline) Raithel. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church with the Reverend Dylan Schrader officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to American Heart and Lung Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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