Helen L. (Bird) Stroup passed away on Friday April 2, 2021 at the age of 100. She died peacefully under hospice care surrounded by family.

Helen was born Jan. 15, 1921 in Lapel, the daughter of the late Loral V. and Greta V. (Busby) Bird. Her family relocated to Frankfort when she was young, and she remained a resident for most of her life until moving to Palatine, Illinois, near her daughter and family for the last 20-plus years. A 1938 graduate of Frankfort High School, she followed with employment first at Indiana Brass for a short time and then in the trust department at The Farmers Bank until retirement. She enjoyed participating in a ceramics class for many years and a book review club. An avid sports fan, she rarely missed a Chicago Cubs televised game or college basketball game.