R. Fern Stroup


    R. Fern Stroup of Bourbon, Missouri was born on May 30, 1947 in Potosi, Missouri to James Benjamin and Anna Jewell (Anderson) Duncan and passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 72 years.


    She married William “Buddy” Stroup, on June 23, 1984.
    Fern was employed by Meramec Industries for many years and then she worked for Meramec Nursing Center a short time, before retiring so she could care for her husband, Buddy.
    Fern enjoyed watching television. Her favorite shows included NCIS, Law and Order and American Idol. She loved MO Town, cutting a rug in the kitchen with her grandson, having heart to heart talks with one granddaughter and watching love comes softly movies with her other granddaughter.
    Fern was of the Church of God faith.
    She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Skaggs and husband Brian of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Bryan Cole Skaggs and wife Maddison of St. Clair, Missouri, Sammi Quisenberry and husband Justin of Sullivan, Missouri and Sara Skaggs of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, James Neil Duncan and wife Mary of Sullivan, Missouri; four sisters: Neva Cassidy and husband Dave of Steelville, Missouri, Karen Weems of Sullivan, Missouri, Joyce Corbett and husband David of Cuba, Missouri and Rhonda Hibbitts and husband Tom of Sheldon, Missouri; one step daughter, Christina Warren and spouse of Bourbon, Missouri; four step grandchildren, Ashly and husband Sam, William, Marissa and Trey; other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bud Stroup; and her parents, James and Anna Duncan.
    Visitation as held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Rev. Dane Corbett officiating.
    Interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.