Parnell- Gloria Schropp was born April 19, 1949 in Waverly, Iowa the daughter of Paul and Evie (Schmitz) Oberheu. She graduated from Wapsie Valley High School in 1968. On July 29, 1972 Gloria was united in marriage to Steven Schropp at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbank, Iowa. She worked 35 years at Amana Refrigeration and later became a licensed Realtor. Gloria was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parnell, where she taught catechism for several years. She was also a member of the St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society, the National Association of Realtors, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Thumbs Up Club. She enjoyed traveling, cruises, wintering at the beach in Florida, reading, watching cooking shows, friendly cooking competitions with Andy, shopping trips with Jill and baking with her grandchildren and teaching them the value of a measuring cup and scraping the bowl clean. Her famous quote was "Always make sure the freezer door is shut." Gloria died on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo at the age of 71 years after a 26 year battle with Cancer.
She is survived by her husband Steve of Parnell; a son Andrew (Jessica) Schropp of Williamsburg; a daughter Jill (Brandon) Peterson of Urbandale; five grandchildren Lilia (Chad) Ludovissy, Morgan Gloria Schropp, Drew Schropp, Reagan Peterson and Brock Peterson; a great grandson Ayden; two sisters Paula Schares of Oran and Karen Oberheu-Silver of Cedar Rapids; and a brother-in-law John Wroten of Fairbank. She was preceded by her parents; a sister Kathie Wroten and two brothers-in-law Gerald Von Ahsen and Darryl Schares.
Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be held 6:30 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Visitation will be on Friday, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at Powell Funeral Home. A general memorial fund has been established. The family requests face masks to be worn during the visitation and memorial service. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com