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Margaret Louise Shoop, 98 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. 

Margaret was born June 13, 1925, in Milan to Bertie Artis and Mary Isabelle (Harris) Franklin. 

On September 18, 1942, in Memphis, Missouri, she married Freddie Jack “Fred” Shoop; he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Jim Shoop. 

Margaret was survived by: one son, Jack Shoop of Milan; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shoop of Brookfield; 5 grandchildren, Jaci Sayre (Larry), Rodney Shoop (Terry), Leighton Shoop (Kim), Kim Chastine (Ron), and Jordan Shoop; 6 great grandchildren, Josh Huck (Sydney), Megan Tarpening (Jake), Matthew Shoop (Kaysee), Molly Shoop, Alyssa Chastine, and Aaron Chastine; 10 great great grandchildren; a brother, Duane Franklin of Jefferson City, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. 

She spent most of her life in Milan, graduating from Milan C-II. She worked on their farm and at Banquet Food for over 20 years. She enjoyed gardening and loved to cook. She made sure her kids and grandkids always had a home and a meal. 

A graveside service for Margaret was held Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan with Pastor Darren Potter officiating. Ruschmeier- Smith Funeral Home in Milan handled arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital.