Polly Groppe

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Polly J. Groppe,77, of Woodway, passed away on January 8, 2014. A graveside service will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 11, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Scott Spence officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 10, from 6-8 PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Polly was born November 9, 1936 to W.A. and Adelle (Almond) McKinnon in Lindale. At an early age she moved to Hubbard and then to north Texas. She graduated from Waco High School in 1954.On July 1, 1961 she married Ernest Groppe in Waco. Polly was a homemaker while the children were young. Later she was a manager at Dan’s Dairy Queen, retiring in 1980 after fifteen years of service. Polly was a longtime member of St. John United Church of Christ in Robinson. She loved her family, especially the grandchildren. She also loved sports, especially baseball and softball.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-two years, Ernest Groppe of Woodway; children, Tony Sorrentino and wife, Cookie, of China Spring, , Patricia Sorrentino, of Woodway, and Robert Groppe and wife, Sheryl, of Crawford; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Bryan Davis, Morgan and Matthew Groppe; and great grandson, Reece Dougherty.

Pallbearers will be Oliver Groppe, Wesley Groppe, Greg Groppe, Todd Groppe, Gerald Groppe and Kevin Groppe.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Robinson or the American Diabetics Association.

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  1. charlotte devereaux

    I am so sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family . May you cherish their memories forever. Always go to God in prayers and know your family are in my prayers also. Jehovah God will always comfort the depressed soul.1Thessalonians 5:14.

  2. Curt and Bonnie Lancaster

    Our deepest and most heart-felt sympathies go out to Polly’s family. It was a great privilege to have known her and living next door to her and her family. Fly with the Angels of Heaven, Polly … we love you and will miss you.

  3. Dearest Polly Jo,loved you so much. Remembering all the great times we had together growing up. Forgive me for not coming to you sooner.
    Your loving Cousin
    Dinah Raye McKinnon

  4. Ernest, Tony, Patricia, Robert-
    We are so very sorry to read about Polly. We have not kept in touch since Mom’s been gone, but we have thought of you all so often.

    Her picture looks so much like Mrs. McKinnon, from our Brook Avenue days and past. During those days Mom and Mrs. McKinnon discovered that Ernest and Daddy were co-workers at General Tire, and also that we were somehow related, but we can not now remember how.

    The last time we saw Polly and Patricia was when Mom died. She enjoyed so much keeping in touch with Patricia.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With love,
    The Family of Calvin & Mildred Adams:
    Donna Adams Zemanek
    Janet Adams Slaughter

  5. Gaylan & Betty Beavers

    Earnest our Prayers are with you and your Family during this time.
    God Bless !!

  6. Robert and the Groppe family. Just want all of you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give each of you the peace and comfort needed at this time.

  7. Tony, sorry for your loss. Tell your wife that I extend my condolences to her on losing Dick. I tried to call you and Ollie but I could not make contact.
    Call me some time, it’s been a LONG time.

  8. Linda McKinnon McClure

    Such happy memories with Polly Jo as a "kissing cousin" at Big Papa and Little Mama’s house in Edom. Polly Jo and my sister, Patsy, were the same age. She was always beautiful and sweet. My sympathy to her loved ones as she will always be in their hearts. Linda

  9. Robert my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family during this difficult time.

    God has received yet another angel in welcoming home Polly.

    Love you guys and always praying for all of you.

    Ruth Lopez

  10. The Daniels family

    we are sooooooo sorry we have lost Mrs. groppe.She will always and be forever be in our hearts-Mattie Mae Daniels

  11. The Keinz Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  12. Sincere condolences to all at this time of sadness. Death is an enemy that leaves a pain and emptiness in our hearts. Almighty God has promised to remove all tears of sadness and death forever. That promise is written in the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

  13. Very heart felt condolences in loosing a Beautiful Lady…So kind, sweet, and the best smile….
    Very sorry for the late note. I just found out recently.
    Grief is probably the worst pain in Life…I’m so sorry for the entire Family…
    God’s Blessings to you all.

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