Olive Roop

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Olive Virginia Main Roop, 103, Formerly of Union Bridge, MD (Carroll County), left this life April 3, 2017 while residing at the Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, VA. She was born July 12, 1913, in Carroll Co., MD, the daughter of William H. Main and Edith Roop Main. She graduated from Union Bridge High School in 1929 and attended Blue Ridge College in New Windsor which sadly was terminated due to that depression period. She was married to William Roger Roop on December 27, 1931, her husband of 69 years. He died May 8, 2001. Early in their marriage they were elected to serve as "lifetime" deacons in the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren. They sought to serve in this capacity to the best of their abilities. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm located on Middleburg Rd., near Union Bridge, MD. She volunteered at the Brethren Service Center, Meals on Wheels and taught Sunday School classes. After Roger died, Olive continued living at their home on Middleburg Road until June 2004, when for health reasons she became a resident of the Bridgewater Retirement Village in VA. She is survived by a two daughters and son-in-law, Patricia Hollinger and Byron of Westminster, MD and Shirley Cheeks Kirkwood of Bridgewater, VA, eight grandchildren, Stephen Bubel, Monika Hoover Woods, Matthew Hoover, Patricia Cheeks (Steve Weaver), Ann Cheeks, Kathryn Cheeks (Andrew Ringgold), Burton Kirkwood, Kimberly Kirkwood, and eleven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter, Elaine Hoover, sister Helen Quesenberry Bowman, sister Ruth Abbott, Brother William R. Main, brother-in-law Carl Abbot, grandson Michael Bubel, son-in-laws Jim Kirkwood and Dexter Robinson. From 1945 - 1948 their farm was the gathering location for after WWII. This organization, now the well-known , in located in Arkansas. In 1952 a German exchange student, Karl Heinz Bauer, lived with their family. When in the 1940s there was a POW camp near Westminster, MD, they had meaningful experiences with some of the men and later a visit to Germany with one of these men and his family and with the exchange student and wife. The body will be cremated at her request. Memorial services will be held at the Lantz Chapel at the Bridgewater Retirement Village and at the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren at a later date. Life is to be lived. The acquaintance of Olive and John Sater began late in their lives. Each had loved and lost. Companionship and kindnesses shown have brightened what may have been lonely times. Love and helpfulness shown in many ways by family nearby and far away has been a great blessing. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater Retirement Village, or , 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
(540) 828-2542
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 4, 2017
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