A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Wednesday, October 23, 1946
        MRS. IDA  LOPER
Mother of W. F. Loper
Dies At Home
           Mrs. Ida Loper, 80, mother of  W. F. Loper, city superintendent of the schools, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, 956 South Tompkins street, after an illness of one week.  Mrs. Loper was the widow of  William E. Loper.
           Born near Fracisco in Gibson county on Dec. 8, 1865, she was the daughter of  Alexander and  Elizabeth Laughlin McConnell.  Her marriage to William E. Loper took place in 1888.  His death occurred in 1889. Mrs. Loper, who resided with her son in Shelbyville for the past eleven years, was a member of the Francisco Methodist church. She had formerly been a school teacher.
           Surviving are the son, W. F. Loper; two grandchildren, Mrs. Bueford Robbins, of this city,  Lt. Warren Loper, who is stationed in Paris, France; two sisters,  Mrs. H. A. Milburn, of Sullivan,  Mrs. W. C. Draysdale, of Rantoul, Ill.; and a brother,  Frank McConnell, of Oakland City.
           This morning the body will be taken by Charels M. Ewing to the Lamb mortuary in Oakland City.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
           Funeral services will be conducted at the Lamb mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with burial in the Montgomery cemetery near Oakland City.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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