In Memory

Don Sloop

Donald Sloop, 56, died Tuesday (May 2, 2006) at his residence. He was born Jan. 15, 1950, to Lawrence and Josephine (Richstatter) Sloop in Newton. They preceded him in death. He married Barbara Cooper Feb. 8, 1974, in Newton. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and was a reenactor. Other survivors include: a sister, Jean (Sloop) Spain; a brother, Larry Sloop; and nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery with Buddy Aldridge of Church of Christ officiating. Memorials have been established with Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

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09/11/08 09:44 PM #1    

Marla Christians (McCleskey)

Don was my neighbor during our elementary school years. During that time, I was in an accident, resulting in a few months of hospitalization. Don would send comic books to me while I was in the hospital. Then, when I was able to come home, he would ride his bike by the house and talk to me as I sat on the porch in my wheelchair. He played a big part in my recovery-- I was later able to chase around on bikes with him and have mudball wars with him and Brenda Swim. After we moved to the other side of town, I lost contact with him and rarely saw him in high school. But I will never forget what a sweet friend he was to me during a very trying time in my life.

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