Virginia Gaye Stroop, age 85, of Circleville, Ohio formally from Gallipolis, Ohio passed away October 7, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born May 25, 1936, in Gallia County, Ohio. She was the daughter of late Ogal Wilson Lear and Hazel Irene Wells Lear. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Sanford Clinton Stroop, her sisters Beatrice Lear Stover and Rose Lee Lear Holley, a brother Thomas Wilson Lear, brother-in-law James Fredrick “Freddie” Stover, nephew James Franklin Holley, niece Carla Louise Holley Case.
Virginia retired from S &E Electronics and in later life, she provided childcare in her home until 2010.
She is a member of First Church of Nazarene of Gallipolis, Ohio where she helped with Children Church and Youth Group.
She is survived by her children: Carlton (Charlene) Stroop of Circleville, Ohio, Cynthia Stroop Asher of Troy, Ohio, and Michael (Joy) Stroop of Oak Hill, Ohio, 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Sisters-in-law, Linda French Lear of Gallipolis and Barbara (George) Stroop Amory of Smithfield, Virginia, and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral Services will be 2 PM, Tuesday October 12, 2021, at the Cremeens-King Funeral Home with Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation will occur one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
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