John C. Stroup was born April 30, 1943, and we have learned, died on September 28, 2005. It was discovered, also, in the obituary for Sylvia R. Stroup who died in 1991, that she left, two sons, Gary and John. Sylvia was a secretary at MacArthur, and is pictured in our yearbooks.
Judy Quinlan found this obit:
John C. Stroup 62, of Urbana, formerly of Olney, died Wednesday September 28, 2005 at his home. He had been a cafeteria worker. Surviving is a brother Gary. Arrangements are pending with Nale Funeral Home in Albion.
This is the same funeral home that was named in the obit for Sylvia Stroup.
Rita Ooten Wall from the school district returned a call from Donna Camp, telling her that the department that has student transcripts found our John's records. His birth date was 1943 and his parents were Sylvia and Carl.
Donna also called the funeral home and the woman pulled the file there. She said John's death certificate listed his occupation as food service. She told Donna if her memory served her correctly John was a special needs person.
The combination of information verifies that this individual is our John of the Class of 1965, who passed away. Our condolences to John's surviving family and all those who knew him.