Dr. Jeanette May Stoops, 94, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at Allisonville Meadows in Fishers.
Born near Sheridan on July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Zula (Price) Stoops.
Following her graduation from Sheridan High School in 1943, she attended Purdue University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1949 and her master’s in 1954. During the summer of ’54, she studied at the University of Edinburg in Scotland. Education was always a top priority with Dr. Stoops. In 1958, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and took full advantage of the opportunity, using it to study economics at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Economics from Bryn Mawr College in 1963.
Dr. Stoops' working years included employment with McDonnell Douglas in Los Angeles, Chance Vought in Dallas, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. She also spent time as an educator, teaching at both the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Memphis State University.
Dr. Stoops enjoyed traveling and music, and never turned down the chance to get lost in the pages of a good book. She was also passionate about animals, especially when it came to her dogs.
Survivors include her sister, Vera E. (E. Stanley) Shew of Clinton, Ind. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James B. Stoops and Ernest S. Stoops; and by her sister, Mary E. Avery.
Cremation was chosen by her family. A private family memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan, at which time Jeanette will be laid to rest.
Memorial contributions may be presented to the Hamilton County Humane Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.