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Linn County News
Published Dec. 20, 2017

Roy A. Stroup, age 94, Fontana, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan. He was born on Nov. 23, 1923, at Cadmus, Kan., the son of Cornelius Vaughn and Iva Pearl McMichael Stroup.
He graduated from Parker High School.
Roy married Vivian Boettcher on May 15, 1948. She preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2007.
He was a farmer, had a dairy herd, and raised hogs and cattle.
He was a member of the La Cygne United Methodist Church, a member of Golden Sheaf of the Cadmus Grange, and a 70-year member of the La Cygne Masonic Lodge No. 61, Scottish Rite Consistory, and Mirza Temple. He was involved in the Linn County Fair, starting the livestock sale, and serving as a Fair Board member. He was a 4-H and FFA supporter working as a club and project leader. He served as president of the Kansas Pork Producers Council, on the Linn County and Kansas State Extension boards, and on the Miami County Co-Op Board. He received recognition as a Farm Bureau Century Farm and Kansas Master Farmer. He was an avid Kansas State University fan, having all three of his children graduate from KSU.   
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Earl Stroup; and three sisters, Berniece Doering, Gladys Schroder, and Fern Stroup in infancy; and his dachshund, Oscar.
Roy is survived by two sons, Myron Stroup and wife Peggy, and Jeff Stroup and wife Cathy; one daughter, Cindy Kolich and husband Mike; eight grandchildren, Amber, Austin, Autumn, Mindy, Sean, Aaron, Misty and Caleb; and 13 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kally, Kirbie, Ryker, Evelynn, Madison, Brandon, Jesse, Kord, Rylie, Rhett, Ryatt and Indigo.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Cadmus Cemetery. Masonic Service was held Friday, Dec. 15, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel.
The family suggests contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences for the family can be left at


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