Catherine L. Rop

Catherine L. Rop

Catherine passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born September 29, 1944 in Otsego the daughter of John and Addie (Parsons) Mason. Kitty was an Otsego High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She had worked as a hair stylist before staying home to raise her family. She then began working at Plainwell Public Schools for almost 30 years until her retirement in 2006. On June 22, 1963 Kitty married Don Rop who passed away in 2009. Kitty enjoyed playing cards, doing crafts, gardening, gambling and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Laurie (Jeff) Marculis and Shelley (Gregg) Pierce; grandchildren, Ashley (Wes), Drew (Jeni), Brody (Kati), Nate, Jeff Jr., and Katie; great-grandchildren, Bentley, Hunter and Wyatt; brothers, Roger, Ken (Sherry) and Bob (Debbie); brothers-in-law, JR and Bill (Ellie); sisters-in-law, Pat and Betty (Lou) along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Sandy; nephew, Jonathan; in-laws, Claus and Daisy Rop and brother-in-law, Claus Jr.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

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  1. Karen Pratt says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing she was a very special lady, my prayer’s are with all of you at this very difficult time.

  2. Mark Brooks says:

    Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the family of this amazing women. Who I have only known for a brief time, but feel like I have known all my life. Rest in peace Kitty.

  3. carol Hofacker Porter says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. we use to live next door to each other until my freshman yr then we moved away. Your Mom and I had a lot of fun together along with the other kids on the block.. My Prayers are with you and the family. Please give roger and Corky and Rob my love..

  4. Lauri & Bruce Stone says:

    God received another Beautiful Angle…

    Kitty was loving and giving person with a heart as big as the world.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing she is in heaven and back with her “Man”, and in the arms of her family and friends that went before her, gives us comfort.

    Keep and cherish all your memories, traditions and advice close to your heart, and share them with your kids.

    I love you all with all my heart, may God help you through this sad time…


  5. Sue Higgs says:

    I was a neighbor of Kitty and Don for years up in the orchard in Plainwell. My sincere condolences to this family who has had so much tragedy this past month. My thoughts and prayers be with you.

  6. Dale & Kathe Burnham says:

    We are saddened to hear of Miss Kitty passing. She was a wonderful lady. She had a great impact on our daughters at Gilkey.
    She had a heart of gold. You are in your prayer and thoughts.
    She will be greatly missed.

  7. Mary Beth Ramm says:

    Kitty was such a great lady, so friendly, helpful and always smiling and joking when she worked at Gilkey. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Geri Macklin says:

    I worked with Kitty at Gilkey and have fond memories of sharing many laughs with her. She was very kind to me when I came to Gilkey as a new teacher (except for the times she scolded me for jamming that copy machine!) I’m thinking of all of you, the family she loved so dearly.

  9. Rod and Diane Evink says:

    I was so sorry to here about my cousin Kitty she was a good lady. My thoughts are with her family

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