Evelyn Cropp (96) of Cedar Rapids passed away on August 9, 2019 at Cottage Grove. Funeral service will be held Monday August 12, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories at 11am with burial to follow in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday August 11, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 2-5pm.
Evelyn Elizabeth Heins was born April 1, 1923 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to John and Martha (Faverty) Heins. Evelyn attended Garfield Elementary and graduated from Franklin High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Coe College. Evelyn was united in marriage to Robert Howard Cropp on June 30, 1945 at Central Park Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. She worked as a preschool teacher at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for 15 years. Evelyn was a member of Creative Artist Guild, Elks Auxiliary and Women’s Club. She played bridge all her life with a group of high school friends. To promote her love of reading and poetry she volunteered as the church librarian at Central Park Presbyterian Church. Evelyn was a big Hawkeye fan. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, music of all types and especially spending time with her family.
Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Lynn (Steve) Stamp of Marion and Julie (Thomas) Whitlatch of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Kelly (Travis) Valley, Brian Stamp, Kristin Stamp, Joshua Sova, Jessica (Ryan) Ritchie, and Amber (Matt) Baty; nine great grandchildren; and her brother, Marion “Jack” Heins.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.