In lieu of flowers or donations, the family ask that you play a game of "Yellow Car" on your next family car trip. The is a game that Flo played with her grandchildren during car rides. If you see a "yellow car" and call it out you get a point, But if you call out "yellow car" and there isn't one, you lose a point. The yellow cars cannot contain any words or advertisements (i.e. taxis or school buses) the first one to score 10 wins
Florence Irene (Sommers) Stropes, age 93 of Pevely, Missouri entered into rest on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Festus, Missouri. Flo was a registered nurse and a member of Our Lady's Parish. Born September 2, 1925, in St Louis, Missouri, to the late Fred and Bertha (Seger) Sommers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Stropes, brother, Fred Sommers, Jr, and sisters, Ann Bruemmer, Dolores Stuckenschneider and Frances Ryan. She is survived by her devoted ex-daughter-in-law, Susan Stropes of Pevely, MO, son, Chris (Cindy) Stropes of St Louis Park, MN, grandchildren, Katie (Matt) Jost, Patrick (Nathan) Stropes, Libby (Steven) Kane and Ellie (fiance Max) Stropes, two great grandchildren, Abbie Jost and Colton Martin-Stropes, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends that were family.
Flo worked at Koch Hospital until its closure in 1983. She then kept busy with her grandkids, Katie and Patrick, until later in life, then she began working with Scenic View Nursing Center. Upon the announcement of her first great grandchild she stated that her job description would be changed from "geriatric" to "pediatric". Flo loved her family and children. She kept busy in the garden planting and "piddling around". It was common place to see her riding her John Deere lawn mower, with the utility cart, around the property.