Norma Elizabeth Roper 1918 - 2011 Topeka
Services for Norma Elizabeth Roper, 92, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morell Funeral Home Chapel in Larned, with the Rev. Irving Simon officiating. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.
Mrs. Roper died Monday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Aldersgate Village in Topeka.
She was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Monument, the daughter of Ernest and Jessie Travis Cook. She attended public school in Oakley.
Mrs. Roper graduated from Kansas State College in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and attended graduate school in music education at Kansas University. She taught private piano lessons throughout her adult life. With her husband, she operated the Roper Music Store in Larned from 1965–1983. Mrs. Roper served on the Larned Library Board for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Larned and had been church organist in both Neodesha and Larned. Mrs. Roper enjoyed weaving and was an avid walker. She lived at Aldersgate Village the last seven years of her life.
She married Bueford Roper on Aug. 25, 1940, in Oakley. He died in 2005.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Merle Rammelsberg, and a brother, Merwin Cook.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Cowles, Sharon Springs; a twin brother, Norman Cook and wife Gloria, Mesa, Ariz; two sons, Arthur Roper and wife Carol, Vancouver, Wash., and John Roper and wife Valerie, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Mulvane Square/Sandy Connor (in honor of the Mulvane staff at Aldersgate) or to the Alzheimers Association, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 124, Larned, Kansas 67550-0124.
Condolences may be left at morellfuneralhomellc.com.