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Mary Colleen "Granny" Schropp

February 13, 1931 — October 16, 2019

Parnell-Mary Colleen "Granny" Schropp was born February 13, 1931 near Holbrook, Iowa. The daughter of Lawrence Earl and Margaret Teresa (Raher) Duffy. She graduated from Parnell High School in 1949. Granny was united in marriage to Lloyd Leo Schropp on June 7, 1952 at the St. Joseph Catholic Rectory in Parnell. They farmed together for a number of years before Granny went to work at the South Amana Bakery, later Sheller Globe for a number of years before retiring. After retiring she babysat grandchildren and was employed at Super 8 Motel for a short time. She was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parnell, later transferring to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Granny enjoyed cooking, especially potato salad (no one makes potato salad like Granny), playing Bingo, gambling, listening to music, she truly enjoyed her special moments with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and giving them back rubs. Granny passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Hospice Unit in Iowa City at the age of 88 years.

She is survived by six children: Lloyd (Bennie Jo) Schropp of Parnell, Pam (Dale) Walter of Williamsburg, Larry (Patti) Schropp of Parnell, Penny Seaver of Iowa City, Paula Schropp of Conroy and John Schropp of Parnell; 17 grandchildren: Kristy Schropp, Chad Schropp, Zachary Schropp, Gary Walter, Angela Wilson, Molly Paugh, Sara Schropp, Jeremy Schropp, Abby Doehrmann, Quinn Seaver, Jacob Cox, Nicholas Schropp, Leah Schropp, Miranda Albaugh, Lauren Schropp, Jalen Schropp and Lincoln Schropp; 21 great grandchildren; a sister: Marilyn (Alvin) Moeller of Marion and a sister-in-law: Charlene Duffy of Cedar Rapids and Carolyn Duffy of Amana and a special care giver Edie Seye of Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (2015), three sisters: Peggy Harrington, Kaye Powrie, Nadine Rashely and three brothers: John R. Duffy, James Duffy and Ted Dyer.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Mercy Hospital Hospice Unit or St. Joseph Cemetery in Parnell. Messages and tributes may be left at

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Monday, October 21, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Powell Funeral Home- Williamsburg, Iowa

407 N Highland St, Williamsburg, IA 52361

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Starts at 10:30 pm

St. Mary Catholic Church - Williamsburg

102 E Penn St, Williamsburg, IA 52361

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