Stouppe, Eileen M.


Eileen M. Stouppe, 96, of Ligonier, widow of the Rev. Hugh Stouppe, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in London, England, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Ella Offen Horlock. While still in England, she worked as a trained children's nurse in an orphanage all through World War II.

A member of Heritage United Methodist Church of Ligonier since 1950, she was a past president of the Ligonier Women's Club and a former member of BPW. For many years, Eileen had worked at the former Town House Restaurant in Ligonier.

For the past six years she had resided at Ligonier Gardens and was grateful for such kind and loving care.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Stuart Herd;her second husband, the Rev. Hugh Stouppe, former pastor of the Heritage Methodist Church; a brother, Sydney Horlock; three sisters, Winifred Beck, Gladys Gibson and Ethel Horlock; a stepson, John Stouppe; and two stepdaughters, Molly Simpson and Sue Ellen Stouppe.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Ruth Parker, Janet Payne and Grace Jolly, all of Kansas; a stepdaughter-in-law, Marilyn Stouppe, of Texas; and several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at Heritage United Methodist Church, 107 South Market St., Ligonier Pennsylvania at 11 am on Saturday, October 26 with the Rev. John E. Flower, Jr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to Heritage United Methodist Church or the Ligonier Valley Library.