John & Peggy Reynard loved Lydia Jacqueline Astrop and wanted to honor her and her love of horses by making a donation in her honor to the Henry County Saddle Club. 

Lydia Jacqueline Astrop, 18, went home to be with God Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born March 12, 1999, in New Castle, the daughter of Dale and Lisa (Beall) Astrop.  Lydia attended Center Chapel Preschool, DeSoto Elementary, Delta Middle School, and then homeschooled by her mother.

Lydia attended Center Chapel United Methodist Church and was involved in the church youth programs.

She was a member of Delaware County 4-H and Indiana Whips and Wheels.  Lydia loved animals and horses, especially her horse, Gambler, with whom she won 2 State Fair Championships in Equine Pleasure Driving.   Lydia had a huge heart for everyone she met, and loved them all.

Lydia is survived by her parents, Dale and Lisa Astrop; maternal grandparents, Linda and Rick Wojcik, and Jim and Betty Beall; great grandparents, Vernon and Betty Rump; aunts and uncles, Brenda and Bernie House, Carol Reece, Ann Tonia Wratten, Sue and Rodney Gribble, and John and Sylvia Astrop; and numerous cousins, including Bandon and Brock House, Eric and Darin Reece, Stephanie Nale, Matt Hoover, Andrea Gribble, Harrison Gribble, Johnathon Astrop, Branner Astrop, and Kadelyn Astrop.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Jacqueline Astrop, great grandparents, Marie and Alva Beall, and great grandmother, Betty Prewett.


Henry County Saddle Club will place a placque at the facility in honor of a fellow cowgirl who shared in our great love of horses.