The death of Mrs. Sarah E. Cropper, age 65, occurred at her home in Washington township, one mile south of Flat Rock at 4:20 o’clock this morning [August 9, 1928]. Mrs. Cropper had been ill since March suffering from heart disease and dropsy. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Cherry, Mrs. Cropper was born in this county June 18, 1863. She was married to William Cropper March 20, 1887. To this union four children were born, two of whom, Mrs. Meryl Shoaf of near Hope and Mrs. Breanious McQueen of near Flat Rock, survive. Mrs. Cropper is also survived by three grandchildren, two brothers, Stephan Cherry of this city and Charles Cherry of Kokomo.
Mrs. Cropper was a member of the Flat Rock M. E. Church and of the Pythian Sisters of Flat Rock.
Funeral services will be held at the home at two o’clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. J. T. Thomas of Indianapolis, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Merritt Machlin. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth.