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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

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ROPP.- Lydia M.;  

ROPP.- Lydia M. Ropp, daughter of Joe C. and Mary (Yoder) Ropp, was born Apr. 14, 1932, in Johnson County, Iowa, and passed away July 15, 1972, at Cal-gary, Alberta, Canada, aged 40 years, '3 months and 1 day. She was instantly killed in a two-car accident, while on a sight-seeing trip with her parents. Her parents and the driver, his wife, and a girl friend were also injured and some quite seri-ously.
In September of 1947 she confessed Christ as her Saviour and was baptized in the O. O. Amish Church, and remained faithful to the end.
Surviving are her parents of Kalona, Iowa; two brothers, Elmer of Kalona, and Emery of Seymour, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Lester (Rachel) Hochstedler, Asuncion, Paraguay, Mrs. Chester H. (Mary) Miller of Riverside, Iowa, Clara and Vesta Ropp in Kalona.
Funeral services were held in the Ches-ter H. Miller home on July 20, and burial in Gingerich Cemetery northwest of Ka-lona. -Ministers were Morris Miller and Henry B. Miller in the house, and Philip Yoder of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Enos C. Swartzentruber in the barn, at-tended by a large group of relatives and friends.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, August 1972, p. 177
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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