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Frieda Louise Sursa Loper

Frieda Louise Sursa Loper, 66, of Bacliff, Texas, and formerly of Mt. 
Vernon died 1:50 a.m. Feb. 28, 2004, at Clear Lake Regional Medical 
Center in Webster, Texas.

After many years of service, she was retired as a certified medical 
assistant involved in home health care.

Mrs. Loper was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Jefferson County to Howard Lavern 
and Alta Mae (Scrutchfield) Sursa Dusharme.  She married Edward "Dutch" 
Loper in Texas; he passed away.

There will be a graveside dedication 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sursa Cemetery 
in Mt. Vernon.  Those attending the dedication are asked to go directly 
to the cemetery on Wednesday.  A memorial service was held at Rock 
Church in Pasadena, Texas.

Mrs. Loper is survived by her mother, Alta Mae Dusharme of Anna; a son, 
William H. Marks and wife Tamara of Middleburg, Fla.; a granddaughter, 
Tiffanie Marks of Middleburg, Fla.; sisters Evelyn A. Boswell and 
husband Pete of Mt. Vernon, Nancy L. Urbanski and husband Tom of Michigan 
City, Ind., and Anna H. Kehrer and husband Norman of Woodlawn; two aunts; 
an uncle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Welldon 
Dusharme; her husband; her maternal grandparents. Arvel and Susie 
Scrutchfield; and her paternal grandparents, Henry and Alice Sursa.

Mrs. Loper was of the Pentecostal faith.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the National Kidney 
Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral 
Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps 


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