Vandalia Leader

Follow Us On:


Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Betty J. Kropf, age 88 of Mexico, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home.  Burial followed at the Shelbina Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Thursday from 12 noon until service time.
Betty was born on Feb. 23, 1925 in Marshall, Mo., the daughter of Leonard and Julia (Greene) Uhey.  On June 9, 1946 she married Frank A. Kropf in St. Joseph, Mo.  Frank preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2008.
She was a member of Centennial Baptist Church, Federated Garden Club of MO,  Annie Arnold Circle of Kings Daughters, Rebecca’s, and the American Hemercallis Society.
She is survived by her son Walter Kropf of Mexico, a daughter Kathy Gates of Mexico; two grandchildren, Whitney Flick Foyil of Boonville and Dennis “Bud” Gates, Jr. of Mexico and two great-grandchildren, Kairi and Emily.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Rhonda Flick and two brothers, Don and Al Uhey.
Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.
Condolences at