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Stoops, Rose, 1895-2001



  • Existence: 1895 - 2001


Rose Edie Rhinehart Stoops was born in 1895 near Tingley, in Ringgold County, Iowa. She graduated from the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) with a degree in pharmacy in 1918. During the 1920s, Edie taught Latin and mathematics in Iowa and Illinois high schools. In 1933, she married Harry Rhinehart and they farmed near Deep River, Iowa. After Rhinehart died in 1936, Rose moved to Deep River, Iowa, where she began work as a nurse. She moved to Grinnell, Iowa during World War II, where she worked as a nurse until marrying Grinnell College philosophy professor John D. Stoops (1873-1973) in 1951. Rose became involved with the Grinnell Museum Project that year.

From 1951 until 1986, Stoops served in many local organizations, including the Grinnell Museum Society, Grinnell Museum Auxiliary, Historical and Literary Club, Tuesday Club, and the Women's Fellowship of the Congregational Church. She served as acting curator of the Grinnell Historical Museum from 1965-1986. In recognition of her contributions, September 12, 1981, was declared Rose Stoops Day in Grinnell.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Rose Stoops papers

Identifier: IWA0542

Teacher, farm woman and nurse who later participated in many community organizations in Grinnell, Iowa.

Dates: 1916-2004