Mary Louise Soper

May 31, 1934April 4, 2019

Mary L. Soper, 84, of Kimball, died in Castro Valley, California on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Father Mike McDermott officiating; burial services to follow at Kimball Cemetery. Catholic Rosary will be held at 4:00 p.m. with visitation following at Cantrell Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 9. The casket will be closed. Friends may visit to view the obituary and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the Kimball Senior Friendship Center. The services for Mary have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Mary Louise Soper was born in Kimball, Nebraska on May 31, 1934, the daughter of Ulrich and Alice (Whalen) Pedrett. Mary grew up and graduated from high school in Kimball. On May 3, 1958, she married Ronald Soper in Kimball. They lived in Scottsbluff until returning to Kimball in 1965. They owned and operated the Soper Insurance Agency, now known as Kimball Insurance, Inc.

Survivors include her son Richard (Jamie) Soper of Kimball, NE; daughter Rochael (George) Soper Adranly of Castro Valley, CA; brother Robert (Kay) Pedrett of Sugar Land, TX; grandchildren Raylyn Soper and Ryan Soper. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Ronald Steven Soper and brothers William Pedrett and Albert Pedrett.


  • Jake Pedrett, Active Bearer
  • George Adranly, Active Bearer
  • Rich Flores, Active Bearer

  • Kimball Senior Friendship Center


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mary Louise Soper

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Nadenne Soper

April 9, 2019

I have fond memories of Mary being so kind and gracious whenever we were together.
Our children were near the same age so we had adventures to share with our young families.
I'm thankful we were able to visit a few years ago, even if just for a few hours.
Mary will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Nadenne Soper