Pearl Kelley Ropke
1921 - 2014
Pearl was born August 28, 1921 in Pensacola, Florida. She was one of 8 children born to John Aaron Kelley and Lula Mae Williams Kelley. Pearl went to be with the Lord June 30, 2014.
In her younger days, Pearl's love of flowers, gardening, sewing, and art came to fruition in later years. She operated The Little Louvre Gallery until arthritis made holding a paint brush too painful. There are many beautiful paintings with her sign and those of her students hanging today.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Albert Ropke; her eldest child, John H. Beal Jr.; her son-in-law, Mickey Mabire; four brothers, Buford, Richard Patrick, Warren, and Earl; and two sisters, Mary Bernice Gregg and Johnnie Mae Nelson.
Pearl is survived by her 4 daughters Barbara Mabire, Elizabeth (Mike) Lydon, Debbie (Bob) Miller, and Rosemary Ropke; 1 son, Lance Kevin (Liz) Ropke; a brother, Bernard (Liz) Kelley; a daughter-in-law, Diane Beal; 11 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
To celebrate the life of Pearl Ropke, there will be a memorial service Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Heights Baptist Church, 600 Pickens Ave., Pensacola, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pearl's name to Heights Baptist Church or your
A special thank you to Covenant Hospice and Asbury Place.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Trahan Family Funeral Home
430 Beverly Parkway Pensacola, FL 32505
Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 16, 2014