Emma Jean Propp, 76, a resident of St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, formerly of Tama died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines following a lengthy illness.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Center School Cemetery in rural Marshalltown.
She was born Dec.. 25, 1932, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Clarence and Nellie (Cavaugh) Russell.
Emma Jean Propp
She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1952.
She married Blaine Wagoner on March 30, 1955 in Toledo. They later divorced. On Nov. 9, 1957, she married Elmer Ray Propp in Adel. She worked as a nurse's aid at many facilities. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. Her hobbies included fishing, camping, reading romance novels, and crafts. She also enjoyed car rides and country western music. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Elmer on Dec. 1, 2006; and one brother, Lyle Russell.
Survivors include eight children, Cindy Feisel, Tama, Vicki Vargas, Tama, Ed Propp, Guernsey, Dale Propp, Tama, Tim Propp, Tama, Juanita (Jesse) Sandoval, Tama, Denny Propp, Anamosa, and Charlene Ramirez, Tama; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art (Lottie) Russell, Marshalltown, and Chuck (Kay) Russell, State Center; two sisters, Ida (Glenn) Phillips, Hot Springs, Ark., and Katie (Dick) Niederhauser, Waterloo.
A memorial fund has been established.