|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2003|
Donald E. Cope, 77, Sibley, died at 7:25 p.m. Sunday 4-6-2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.
His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley. Mr. Cope was born 9-29-1925 at Ellsworth, a son of Benjamin and Lizzie Hess Cope. He married Doris M. Vetter 11-6-1945 at Fairbury. She died 3-7-1996.
Surviving are a special friend, Lois Vetter of Gibson City; three sons, Danny (Linda) Cope of Cropsey, Rod (Cathy) Cope of Gibson City and Trent Cope of Sibley; one daughter, Beverly (Harry) Copass of Milford; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith Boaz of Normal; and three brothers, Elmer Cope and Dale Cope, both of Vincennes, Ind., and George Cope of LeRoy. Seven brothers and sisters and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
He was a farmer for many years and ran Cope Mowing Service in Sibley. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City.
Benjamin Franklin Cope (1877 - 1952)
Lizzie Hess Cope (1882 - 1967)
Doris M. Vetter Cope (1926 - 1996)
Harry W. Cope (1904 - 1970)*
Velda Leona Cope Stinde (1906 - 1978)*
Edith M. Cope Boaz (1909 - 2009)*
Mattie E. Cope (1912 - 1963)*
Ora Belle Cope Hardman (1914 - 1992)*
Harvey E. Cope (1916 - 1979)*
Donald Eugene Cope (1925 - 2003)
Mount Hope Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.58925, -88.39633
Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Record added: May 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52422146