Norma Q. Stroupe remembered for smile, laugh
COLUMBIA — Norma Q. Stroupe's favorite activity was visiting and talking with people. Friends and family say they remember her great smile and wonderful laugh.
"She was a loving hometown girl," said her niece-by-marriage, Peggy Quisenberry.
"She always saw the positive side of things and had quite a happy-go-lucky spirit. When we used to have family dinners, she was always the center of all that."
Norma Q. Stroupe, of Columbia, died Thursday, Dec 22, 2011. She was 85.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1926, in Hallsville, to Charles C. and Ruth (Kemper) Quisenberry. She was the youngest of eight children.
She married Don C. Finlay on Dec. 24, 1947. He died Sept. 20, 1971. She then married Ross Stroupe on Oct. 15, 1986, in Honolulu.
Mrs. Stroupe graduated from Chillicothe Business College in 1945.
She was a member of Barnes Chapel Baptist Church.
After working many years in secretarial and accounting positions in the MU athletics department, Jesse Hall, University Hall and elsewhere at MU, she retired in 1991.
Mrs. Stroupe is survived by her husband, Ross Stroupe; a son, Chris Finlay of Charleston; two daughters, Kim Leven and her husband, Bob, of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Diana Finlay of Webster Groves; a brother, Shirley D. Quisenberry and his wife, Katherine, of Hallsville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her first husband, four sisters and two brothers died earlier.
Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.
Memorial contributions can be made to Barnes Chapel Baptist Church, 10149 Johnson Cemetery Road, Ashland, MO 65010.
Condolences can be posted at parkerfuneralservice.com.