Adrianna Kuyper passed away on Saturday, Aug.25, 2012, one day before her 93rd birthday.
Adrianna Kuyper passed away on Saturday, Aug.25, 2012, one day before her 93rd birthday. She was born in Middleburg, Iowa, to Johanna and Neal De Wit. She attended elementary and high school in Sioux Center, Iowa, and Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa. She was a teacher in a one-room country school for five years from 1937-1942. She married Eugene Kuyper in June 1942, and lived in Arkadelphia since 1952, when her husband joined the faculty at Henderson State University.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Choir for many years, and was also a member of the United Methodist Church Quilters, Susanna Wesley Circle, Clark County Retired Teachers Association and the Philharmonic Club.
She was in charge of the Quality Control Department for Levi Strauss for 17 years.
Her hobbies were quilting, knitting, crocheting, needle-work and caring for African Violets and various house plants. Her main interests were in traveling, lots of reading since retirement in 1981, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years; her brother, James De Wit; and her granddaughter, Krystal Kuyper.
She is survived by Judy and Charles Jacob of Little Rock; David and the late Alice Faye Kuyper of Magnet Cove; Lee and Pauline Kuyper of Durham, N.C.; Clark and Pam Kuyper of Arkadelphia,;and Karen and Bill Poe of Marietta, Ga. She is also survived by her siblings, Julius De Wit of Canby, Minn., Agnes Brawner of Galva, Ill., Edith Lubach of Sioux Center, Iowa, Helen and Lloyd Vermeer of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Gene and Norma De Wit of Canby, Minn. She is survived by 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia with Pastor Carroll Jackson officiating. Visitation will be 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Burial will be in Rest Haven memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia, 107 N. 9th St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Sign the online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com.