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Donald Eugene Cope
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1925
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 2003
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA

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.

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Family links: 
  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)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.58925, -88.39633
Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Record added: May 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52422146
Donald Eugene Cope
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- Jeannine (Booton) Hall
 Added: May. 15, 2010

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