July 17, 1907--Oct. 19, 2005
BENKELMAN -- Ralph E. Stroup, 98, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2005) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
He was born July 17, 1907, to Lloyd and Mabel (Edwards) Stroup at their home in the Middy Precinct of Dundy County. He attended school near his home and graduated from the eighth grade in 1920.
On June 25, 1930, Ralph married Ruth F. Foster.
He sold livestock and was an agent for New York Life Insurance Co.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mabel Stroup; his wife, Ruth; a son, Wayne Stroup and wife, Patricia; one brother, Preston; and one sister, Donna.
Survivors include his son, Boyd Stroup and wife, Betty of Benkelman; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with Marcine Farmer, PMA, officiating. Interment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 2-6 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman.
Memorials are being accepted in his name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.