Shirley Lee Ruopp, 81, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at her residence while under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, in Marshalltown, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Shirley was born December 11, 1931 to John and Wilma (Ladehoff) Ewoldt on the farm in Vienna Township. She attended Green Mountain School and graduated in 1949. Shirley was united in marriage to James Ruopp on January 7, 1951 in Marshalltown. They made their home on the century family farm. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Marshalltown. Shirley was a member of SCI Club, Marshall County Farm Bureau women, and the IA/MO Flying Farmers and Historian for a number of years. She loved to mow yard and run the combine.
Shirley will be missed by her husband, Jim, four sons; Mark (Connie) Ruopp, John (Melinda) Ruopp, Wade (Patricia) Ruopp, Dave (JoAnn) Ruopp, four grandchildren, three great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Ryan, in 2002, her parents, and two brothers, Noel and John.