Helen Elizabeth Roop, age 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2013, from the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born in Damascus, Virginia, a daughter of the late Ronda and Martha Hall Short. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infants, Guy and Wilma Latham; son, William Latham; 2 sisters; and 6 brothers.
Mrs. Roop enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and spending time with her family. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dale Roop, son, Dale Roop Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, all of the home; sister, Shirley Rupard and husband, Kenny, of Nottingham, PA; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 3, 2014, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring Betty Elizabeth Roop on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Norman Markland and Rev. Charlie Biggs officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Joel Crisp.
The graveside service and interment will follow at Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tina Woods, Whitney Woods, Chris Fair, Jamie Lydick, Dustin Sutherland and Randy Tester.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Johnson City Medical Center for all the love and care extended to Mrs. Roop and her family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423-542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Roop family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.