May 21, 1930- August 17, 2012
Funeral Services for Lois Thorp, 82, of Jefferson will be 7:30 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2012 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Tuesday at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 pm until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Lois Marie Thorp was born May 21, 1930 in Guthrie Center, Iowa the daughter of Isaac Moore and Myrtle Carmichael Moore. She departed this life August 17, 2012 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa.
Lois grew up in Guthrie Center and Panora, Iowa. On February 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to Robert C. Thorp. They were the parents of four children: Barb, Becky, Pat and Bill. Lois and Robert raised their family in rural Greene County.
Lois stayed busy raising their four children. She also found many things to do on the farm, whether it was cooking, cleaning or milking the cows, she always stayed busy. Later when the kids were in school, Lois worked at the Jefferson Transmission Plant, before going to work as a cook at the Jefferson Manor and then a Nurse’s Aide at the Greene County Medical Center.
In 2002, Lois and Bob moved to their farm in Davis City, Iowa. That’s were Lois lived until earlier this year. Lois enjoyed going to Blue Grass musicals with Bob, and grew very fond of the Blue Grass Musician Vern Young. She also loved taking fishing trips to Canada and to play Bingo, embroidering and cross stitching. She also loved a very strong cup of coffee. Lois enjoyed the company of her very special neighbors Cliff and Joan Wolford of Davis City, IA and friends John and Dorothy Hamilton of Cainsville, MO. In her final months on the farm, Lois enjoyed being neighbors and seeing her great grandchildren William and Paul almost daily.
Lois is preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, one grandchild: Michael Jr., six brothers: Kenneth, Calvin, Alvin, Jimmy, Raymond and Donny; four sisters: Lucille, Opal, Bessie and Norma Jean. She is survived by her children: Barb Murphy of Jefferson, IA, Becky (Michael) Estberg of Crane, MO, Pat Scott of Jefferson, IA, and Bill (Brenda) Thorp of Jefferson, IA; her sister Elizabeth Marlow of Kansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; and twenty great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com