Nancy Jane Gallop


Gallop, Nancy cropped roundNancy Jane (Strother) Gallop, 77, died quietly at home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Nancy was born October 21, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina to Walter and Beulah Strother. She moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma with her family in the summer of 1947.

Nancy graduated from Weatherford High School in 1953, and then earned a Bachelor of Business Education in 1958 from Southwestern State College where her father was assigned as Dean of Pharmacy. She married Bob Gallop, also a graduate of Southwestern, and moved to Oklahoma City to begin her career. After teaching several years at Putnam City, and then as a counselor, Nancy returned to school in the evenings and was awarded a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling in 1969 from Central State University in Edmond.

For many years, Nancy was a guidance counselor at Edmond Memorial High School during the administration of Sam Wynn. She loved “her Kids” and enjoyed helping them succeed in school and making plans for their future. She continued to follow their success after their graduation. She retired in 1990 to spend more time with her family and grandchildren.

Nancy’s outgoing, caring and giving nature led her to spend much time volunteering at her beloved church, First Christian Church of Edmond where she was a Deacon and served as a Stephen minister. She loved to watch OSU and OU sports, Thunder basketball and following the career of one of her students as he coached the University of Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. Nancy had many friends and she treasured each one of them. Her family and friends were truly blessed by the unconditional love she showered on all of them.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Bob Gallop; her son Dennis Gallop; her daughter Susan and Brian Huffer; two grandchildren, Lucas Huffer and Madison Huffer, all of Edmond; and her sister Betty Hill of Plantation, FL. Services will be held at First Christian Church of Edmond on April 30, 2013 at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


  1. Dear Bob: Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of mourning. It seems like just yesterday, when we moved to Edmond, and you were our real estate agent. During that time we met Nancy and you have remained friends with us ever since.

  2. Such a wonderful friend. We worked together, laughed and cried together. I will miss her clever wit, her constant caring, and her wise perspective on life. Bob, Dennis, Susan and Brian, Maddie and Lucas–she so loves you. May your heart and mind be comforted with all your special memories.

  3. I have wonderful memories working with Nancy at Memorial High School. She was clever and loyal to her friends and helped me tremendously through a difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Nancy was such a great friend to me over the years; I was truly blessed to know her. My love and prayers to Bob and Susan, and family. But what a glorious celebration in Heaven to receive Nancy into the arms of Jesus!

  5. May all of the Gallop Family find peace and strength during this difficult time. It is never easy to lose a loved one to death. Please find comfort from the scripture at Isaiah 33:24 when shortly no one on the face of the earth will say “I am sick”. Jehovah God, the God of Comfort, assures us that Death will be done away with. We will be reunited with our loved ones who have died and they will be in perfect health. So dwell on your fond memories and draw strength from God’s Word.

    Have Hope

    Revelation 21:3,4

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