Ardyth Soppe

Born in Marshalltown, IA
Born on Aug 14, 1926
Departed on Sep 9, 2019


Ardyth Quinn Soppe, 93, of Cedar Rapids died Monday September 9, 2019 at her home. Memorial services at 1:00 PM on Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Inurnment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Thursday at the Chapel from Noon until service time.

Survivors include her daughter Shelley (Craig) McDowell of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren Aaron (Casey) McDowell of Cary, North Carolina, Brian (Katiane) McDowell of Cedar Rapids and Jason McDowell of Omaha, Nebraska; a niece Nancy (Joel) Markert of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a nephew David (Georletti) Holroyd of Peru. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, a sister Doris Holroyd, brother-in-law John Holroyd and an infant son Michael.

Ardyth was born on August 14, 1926 in Marshalltown the daughter of Charles and Anna Quinn. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1948 with a degree in Political Science. 

On August 13, 1949 she married Edward M. Soppe in Marshalltown. Edward passed away in 1976.

Ardyth was a substitute teacher for several years at Jefferson High School. She later worked at Coe College in the Library and most recently she was a claims specialist at Job Service of Iowa. She retired from there in 1991 after many years of service. 

Ardyth was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed travel both domestic as well as around the world. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

“The family would like to express their thanks to the staffs at Keystone Cedars and St. Luke’s Hospice for the wonderful care given to Ardyth.”