Judy Rose (Baker) Kropf, daughter of Harley and Esther Baker, was born on February 27, 1940 at Eugene, Oregon.
She peacefully passed away on November 4th, 2018 at the age of 78 years, 8 months, and 8 days at her home after being bedfast for over 6 months. Grandma suffered from dementia the last several years of her life, during which she was lovingly cared for by her children. Her health slowly declined, and she suffered several mini strokes along with other complications.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth and was baptized, being a faithful member of the Bethel AM Church until her death.
She was united in marriage on June 2, 1957 to Willis Kropf, son of Joe and Alice Kropf, sharing the joys and sorrows of married life for almost 54 years. This union was blessed with 8 children: Donna, and husband Richard Hostetler, Berryville, AR; Eileen, and husband Edwin Hostetler, Hotchkiss, CO; Gary, and wife Judith, Berryville, AR; Maxine, and husband Randy Headings, Tampico, IL; Delores, and husband Mark Ulrich, Gleason, WI; Galen, and wife Monica, Berryville, AR; Sherry, and husband Kenyon Hostetler, Tampico, IL; Jason, and wife Marlea, Berryville, AR.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willis; Sister Darlene; 5 grandchildren, Janel, Kevin, Kreg, Ron, and Shane; 7 great-grandchildren, Kensie, Kaleb, Tiffany, Kristi, Nevin, Makayla, and Malisa.
Grandma had a deep concern about the spiritual welfare of her family and church. She was concerned about drift in the church and had an appreciation for Biblical traditional values. She often showed her appreciation for the acts of kindness shown to her.
A special thanks to the grandchildren, their spouses, and others for all the hours they sacrificed, faithfully and lovingly caring for Grandma over the last several years. We also wish to express a heartfelt thank you to Hospice for their big part in helping us keep Grandma comfortable.