Patricia Roper Young 1951 - 2006 Lawrence
Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Roper Young, 54, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.Ms. Young died Friday, March 3, 2006, at her sister's home in Lawrence.She was born April 14, 1951, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Claude T. and Esther Allen Roper. She graduated in 1969 from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. She received an associate's degree from Longview Community College in 1971. She received a bachelor's degree in education in 1992 and a master's degree in 2002, both from Avila College.Ms. Young worked for Avon Distribution Center in Kansas City for 13 years until it closed. She was a Montessori teacher in Overland Park and taught at an Ingels grade school in the Hickman Mills, Mo., school district. She was a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church since 1958.Survivors include her father, Grandview, Mo.; a brother, Tom Roper, Raymore, Mo.; two sisters, Linda Tochtrop, Lawrence, and Diana Stobbe, Frisco, Texas.Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the church, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. A prayer service will be 7 p.m. today at the church.The family suggests memorials to the ALS Assn., or Kansas City Hospice, sent in care of Cullen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 931, Raymore, MO 64083.