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Zena Odella "Mother Stoops" Osborne Stoops
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1919
Crab Orchard
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 2009
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

Mother Stoops was born the daughter of Thomas W. and Rosa J. [Kidd] Osborne.On July 27, 1952 she married Wesley P. Stoops in Columbus, Indiana, he died August 30, 1993. Mrs. Stoops was a cook at Stueben Elementary School for 19 years retiring in 1989. In 1964, together with her husband they were one of the founding members of Wildwood Church of the Nazarene where she was lovingly known as [Mother Stoops] as she was a mother to all who attended. Also at the church she was involved in the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and ran a bus ministry with her husband picking up dozens of children and often times seeing that they were dressed, and taking them to church. She enjoyed embroidery, making dolls, crossword puzzles, and in general had a deep love of children. She especially enjoyed reading her Bible.
Mrs. Stoops is survived by her children: daughter Rosie (Fred) Furston of Pekin, sons Paul (Jody) Stoops of Bradley, Jonathan (Colleen) Stoops of Aledo and Nathan (Wendy) Stoops of Bourbonnais, and brother Paul Pattengille of Columbus, IN; three sisters: Retna Kirts of Columbus, IN, Rissie Kirts of Nashville, IN and Estelle Pugh of Crawfordsville, IN. Grandchildren: David Furston, Tim Furston, Michael Furston, Joshua Stoops, Daniel (Gloria) Stoops, Jessica Stoops, Jon Stoops and Amanda Eckhoff. Great grandchildren: Kaylie, Abigail and Izabelle.
Proceded in death by her parents, husband, three infant children and 16 brothers and sisters. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Welchman Osborne (1889 - 1974)
  Rosie Jane Kidd Osborne (1890 - 1924)
  Wesley Philson Stoops (1912 - 1993)*
  Vivian Cordelia Osborne Barnard (1915 - 1995)**
  Esther V Osborne Kirts (1917 - 1996)**
  Zena Odella Osborne Stoops (1919 - 2009)
  Goeffrey A. Osborne (1924 - 1989)**
*Calculated relationship
Kankakee Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Rosie Furston
Originally Created by: Donnie Holderfield
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35296636
Zena Odella Mother Stoops <i>Osborne</i> Stoops
Added by: Donnie Holderfield
Zena Odella Mother Stoops <i>Osborne</i> Stoops
Added by: Rosie Furston
Zena Odella Mother Stoops <i>Osborne</i> Stoops
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- Donnie Holderfield
 Added: Mar. 29, 2009

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