Marie M. Burkett Ropp


Marie M. Burkett Ropp, 95, of Fostoria, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. 

She was born on September 4, 1921 in Alexandria Bay, NY to the late Rennie and Sophia (Graves) Frizzell.  Her foster parents were the late Halstead & Mary McElroy, with whom she traveled to Ohio at the age of 14.

She married her first husband, Harold R. Burkett on June 24, 1944, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1967.  She then married Judson “Bob” Ropp on May 9, 1984, and he preceded her in death on August 21, 2010.

Surviving is her daughter, Helen (Lynn) House, of Fostoria; granddaughter,  Tamara (Jeff) Hammond, of Caledonia, MI; great-grandchildren, Carter & Landry Hammond, of Caledonia, MI; step-children, Mike (Claire) Ropp, of Wilmington, OH, Nancy Price, of Charlotte, NC, and Sally Ropp, of Charlotte, NC; step-grandchildren, Brad (Leslie) Ropp, of Sunbury, OH and Russell (Dee) Price, of Charlotte,NC; four step-great-grandchildren, Lauren & Morgan Ropp, of Sunbury, OH and, Madi & Meri Price, of Charlotte, NC; and a sister, Evelyn Peacock, of Arkansas.

Marie was a 1941 Arcadia High School Graduate and was employed with Autolite for 35 years, retiring in1976. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, where she was a Deacon.  She enjoyed aerobics, cake decorating, playing cards & board games, word finds, bowling and traveling.  She also loved to clean, especially washing windows.

Visitation will be held from 11am –1pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.  Funeral services will begin 1 pm in the funeral home the same day, Rev. Robert E. Butcher presiding.

Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Presbyterian Women, or the Deacon Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, or Teddy’s Rescue.

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Melinda Brink

Mike, Nancy and Sally,
I have nice memories of your family when we used to walk from Whittier to your house for lunch.
Sending warm thoughts,
...Melinda Kisabeth Brink

 Posted October 6, 2017 - 3:24pm
Dan & Mary Ridge

Mike, Nancy, Sally and all family, You are in our prayers.

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 10:35pm
Tim and Donna Kepp

Sorry for your loss, Marie was a very sweet lady.

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 9:31pm
JoAnn & Dale Zwicker

Cousin Helen and family, sorry to hear about my Aunt Marie going to be with ANGELS.
I will be thinking of all of you on Wednesday. Just remember all the good times you had together!

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 9:10am
Barry & Diana Dunn

Diana & I (Barry) were privileged to have met Marie through Mike & Brad Ropp. She was very interesting to converse with about "years ago". We are happy to contribute to her church in her memory.
The Dunn's, Johnstown, Ohio

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 9:34pm
Jerry L. Copeland

Message from Chaplain’s office
Remembering: Marie M. Brukett Ropp ,
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. To the House & Burkett family, are in our prayers. God Bless You All.

Jerry L. Copeland Director of Spiritual Life
Good Shepherd Home Fostoria, Ohio

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 1:39pm

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