Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 5, 2013

Rachel Stover Roup

The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS-Services for Rachel Stover Roup, 97, Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rebecca Love and Dr. Faulk Landrum officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Rachel passed away peacefully July 3, 2013 at her home.

She was born April 19, 1916 in Union County, Pa. to Irvin Wellas and Elizabeth Barnes Stover and was the last of three children. She was employed with Chef BoyArDee Corporation in Milton, Pa., Philco Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Zenith Corporation in Watsontown, Pa.

Upon her retirement in 1978, Rachel moved to Athens. She joined First United Methodist Church and became active with United Methodist Women and chaired the Nurture Committee.  She was a Sunshine person in the Christian Workers Sunday School Class.

Rachel was preceded in death by her first husband, Delbert Fisher, Sr.; son Delbert Fisher, Jr. and daughter-in-law Caroline Fisher.

Survivors include: her husband of 40 years, Franklin Roup, Athens; grandsons Scott Fisher New Milford, Pa., Brian Fisher, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, Rodney Fisher and wife Joann, Dureau, Pa.; stepdaughters Diana Hile and husband Bob, Watsontown, Pa. and Judy Tinsley and husband James, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania; stepsons Larry Roup and wife Jill, Mifflinburg, Pa., Gary Roup and wife Peggy, New Columbia, Pa.; several nieces and nephews, eight additional  grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Hicks, Gary Bass, Dewayne Hallmark, Ken Braswell, Lloyd Holt and John Dandois.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 911, Athens, TX  75751.

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