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Abilene Man, 55, Dies in Big Spring Veterans Hospital
Monroe Stroope, 55, Abilene died in the Veterans Administration hospital at Big Spring at 12 noon Tuesday. He had been in ill health several years.
Mr. Stroope was born May 8, 1899, in Norman, Okla. He was married in 1922 to the former Bessie Mae Booker of Albany.
During World War 1, he served in a machine-gun battalion of the 36th Division.
Before his health failed, Mr. Stroope had farmed near Cross Plains and Cottonwood. He moved to Abilene in 1938.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Kiker-Warren Funeral Home chapel. Officiating will be H. L. Rideout, minister of the T & P Lane Church of Christ. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be nephews. They are Laurice Sargent, Charlie Sargent, Charles Jones, T. J. Donald, Cecil Stroope and Billy Stroope.
Survivors are his wife; five sons, William David of Denison, John of Glendale, Ariz. and Ray, Donald and Jack, all of Abilene; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Eaglin, Mrs. Garland Morris and Mrs. Frank McFarland, all of Abilene; two brothers, J. R. Stroope of Clyde and W. R. Stroope of Baird; five sisters, Mrs. J. O. Sargent, Mrs. Vita Lunsford and Mrs. Henry Jones, all of Abilene, Mrs. G. A. Gillitt of Ozona and Mrs. J. J. Brockman of Merkel; and 13 grandchildren.
Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 26 May 1954