A Shelbyville Newspaper
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.
Wednesday, October 23, 1946
MRS. IDA LOPER
Mother of W. F. 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