Dorothy J. Roper

Funeral services for Dorothy J. Roper will be at 10 am Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6-7 pm.

Dorothy J. Roper, 92, Lawrence, died Monday, August 10, 2015. She was born March 3, 1923, at home in Lawrence, the daughter of William E. Marshall and Dorothy Marie (Brokmann) Marshall.

Dorothy was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Circle.

She was married to Kenneth M. Roper on August 1, 1939. Of this union, two children were born, Dorothy Jean Roper and Kenneth E. Roper.

Her husband of 46 years preceded her in death on April 21, 1985. She is survived by her children, Dorothy J. Ransom (Tim Switzer) and Kenneth E. Roper (Paula); her sister, Barbara A. Bailey, Lawton, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Lisa D. Eller, Euless, Tex., David Neal Eller and wife Paula, Topeka, Kan., Wesley McCauley and wife Gwen, Lawrence, William (Billy) Roper, Chicago, Ill., Kenneth F. Roper and wife Meka, Lawrence, Penny L. Hickman, Topeka, Kan., Michael J. Roper, Moses Lake, Wash., and Keyna Bugner, Ellensburg, Wash; six great grandchildren, Olivia Eller, Annie Eller, Neal J. Eller, Jacob McCauley, Evayn Roper, and Zach Roper; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert Marshall, John Marshall, and William E. Marshall, and two sisters, Minnie M. Rimmer and Edith G. Kester.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From John (JD) Marshall...

We are glad you are at peace in the Lord’s home. We’ll miss visiting with you every time we come to Lawrence. You were always one of our most important stops. Sorry, we weren’t there to say ‘good-bye’, but didn’t know of your passing until afterwards (Sat). Say ‘hey’ to mom and dad for me. Love you always, JD, Linda and family

From Karen Cross...

We will always love you Grandma Dorothy and he thankful for the memories and funny stories we’ve shared and laughed about for a lifetime. I’m at peace knowing you are finally back with Grandpa! Until we meet again, love and hugs to you.
Mark, Katen, Aaron, Whitney and Katelyn!

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