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In Memory of

George F. Schopper, D.D.S.

October 15, 1923 - April 25, 2017

Obituary


George F. Schopper, D.D.S., 93 of Leawood, KS passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:45 am, Monday, May 1, 2017 Church of the Nativity Catholic Church. Visitation from 4-7 pm, Rosary at 4 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel with visitation following.

George was born in Eudora, KS on October 15, 1923 to John and Helen Schopper. George was a Navy veteran of WWII. He attended Benedictine College, and graduated St. Louis University Dental School in 1951. He married his beautiful wife...

George F. Schopper, D.D.S., 93 of Leawood, KS passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:45 am, Monday, May 1, 2017 Church of the Nativity Catholic Church. Visitation from 4-7 pm, Rosary at 4 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel with visitation following.

George was born in Eudora, KS on October 15, 1923 to John and Helen Schopper. George was a Navy veteran of WWII. He attended Benedictine College, and graduated St. Louis University Dental School in 1951. He married his beautiful wife Jean Ann in 1951 and was married for 66 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edward and Carrol, sister Sr. Dolorosa, and son-in-law Frank Thiesen, Great Grandson Derek Risner.

He is survived by his wife Jean Ann of Leawood; son Steve (Sharon Stinson) of Colorado Springs CO, son Michael (Linda) of Overland Park, KS, daughters Lynne Schopper, D.D.S. Overland Park, KS, Julie, (John Mele), Snowmass Village, CO, Debbie (Ron McMorris) Shawnee, KS and sisters, Sr. Marcella, Mary Ann Schopper, Alberta (Tom Pyle), Rose (Robert Cordry), 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the skilled rehab staff at Village Shalom for their sweet care.

George practiced general dentistry for 40 years. He was a life member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas, President of the Preservation of Oral Health Society, President of the Greater Kansas City Hypnosis Society, and President of the National Exchange Club.

George was a founding member of Church of the Nativity and active member of the church Men's group. He was active in Marriage Encounter.

George loved the Boy Scouts of America and was Scoutmaster of Troop 118 of St. Peter's Catholic Church Kansas City MO and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 396 Church of the Nativity.

George was an outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, fishing, gardening, and shared his expertise with his many family and friends. He had a great talent for mechanical tinkering. The Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks lost a dedicated fan. He will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Carmelite Monastery, 9150 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63124.

Condolences may be expressed at www.McGilleystatelinechapel.com