December 13, 1925 - October 17, 2017
Jean Isabella Findlay Stroup Tupelo - Jean Isabella Findlay Stroup, a true Southern Lady, died at the Sanctuary Hospice House Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born December 13, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated from Sophia Wright School for Girls. She married Dr. W. L. Stroup Jr., who was stationed in New Orleans as a Captain in the U. S. Army Air Corps, on February 15, 1944 and moved to Tupelo in 1945. She was a master home maker and mother of two children. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past member of the Junior Auxiliary, The Tupelo Garden Club, the Magnolia Doll and Bear Club, The United Federation of Doll Clubs and the Friends of the Lee County Library. She was also a world traveler, an avid reader and an antique enthusiast and collector. Her family and friends will dearly miss her classic cooking including her potato salad, chicken salad and New Orleans pralines. Survivors include her son, William L. Stroup III (Beverly) of Tupelo; her daughter, Cynthia Ann Tarnoff (Norman) of Saltillo; one granddaughter, Anna Patrick Stroup-Holladay (Justin) of Marietta, Georgia; and numerous nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W. L. Stroup Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Polly Borden Stroup; her parents, David and Constance Findlay; and her sister, Constance Larsen and her husband, Frederick Larsen. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the many caregivers including Shannon Fryery FNP-BC, Dr. Richmond McCarty, D. O., Dr. Kevin Harbour M. D., the staff at Sanctuary Hospice, her special sitter and friend Lindy Thompson, her devoted housekeeper and friend Patricia Thompson and her dear friends and neighbors at Camelia Place in The Villages. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo. Her ashes will be buried at the family plot at Booneville Cemetery with immediate family attending at a later time. In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made to Friends of the Lee County Library, 219 N Madison Street Tupelo, Mississippi 38804, or Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177 Tupelo, Mississippi 38801. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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