OXFORD -- Dorothy M. Loper, 86, died Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2003) at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
She was born May 16, 1917, to Blaine and Nellie (Norman) Hervey in Oxford. She attended school in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School in 1934.
She married Richard M. "Red" Loper. The couple made their home in Oxford where she was a homemaker. She was also employed at the Oxford Cafe, the Fashion House and Fox's Department Store.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oxford, The Concordia Chapter of the Eastern Star, past member of VFW Auxiliary and was part of two pinochle clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, "Red" in 1997; one granddaughter, Dorothy Leeann Korte; one brother, Robert, in infancy; four sisters, Leona Lupton, Evelyn Wood, Thelma DeYoung and Lola Morse.
Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Sullivan and husband, Dick of Oxford and Terry Loper, also of Oxford; two sons, Dick Loper and his wife, Bonnie of McCook and Bob Loper and his wife, Connie of Omaha; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Oxford with David Hunt officiating. Interment will be at the Oxford Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, 1-8 p.m., at Mitchell Nelson Funeral Home in Oxford.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Oxford or the Oxford Rescue Unit.
Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.