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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 10 (Cope)

On this page I have provided genealogy information about unrelated families that my parents and I knew in and around the Jersey County, IL area, but are not directly related to our family.

Johann Yost Cope

Johann Yost (or Jost) Cope was born in 1700 in Wittenberge, Prussian Saxony, Germany (where Martin Luther went to University). He married Dorothea Barbara Beuscher [Bucher] in Germany. He died previous to 4 June 1762 Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pa. He is buried at Leidy Cemetery. Dorothea was born in 1700 in Prussia, died 6 Oct 1784 Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pa. She is buried at Leidy Cemetery. Johann Yost Cope and Dorothea (Bucher) Cope had these childen-Johann Nicholas born 1717, Catherine born 1729, Johann Adam born 173l, Johann Abraham born 1734, John George born 1737, and Phillip Jacob born 1740.

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(1) Johann Yost Cope and Dorothea (Bucher) Cope's son Johann Nicholas Cope born 1727 (story is he was born on high seas). He married Catherine Gobel. He died 18 Aug 1785 Cooleemee Plantation, Davie Co. NC. Johann Yost and Catherine (Gobel) Cope had these children-Elizabetha Cope born 2 Aug 1751 Montgomery Co., Pa. (twin) to Georg Philip Cope born 2 Aug 1751 Montgomery Co.,Pa. married Catherine, died 10 Jan 1835 in NC, Johann Fridrich (Frederick) Cope born 18 Apr 1754 Montgomery Co., Pa. married Elizabeth, died pre-1820, Dority Cope (Dorothy) married Bostian, Catherine Cope married Andrew Bostian, Yost Cope married Mary Bowen. (she died a short time later) died pre-Sept. 1785 Rowan, NC.

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Yost Cope and Mary (Bowen) Cope had these children-Johann "John" Christopher Cope, Johann Jost Cope II, and Jacob Andrew Cope.

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Yost Cope and Mary (Bowen) Cope's son Johann "John" Christopher Cope was born about 1770 (Some information says he may have been born in 1777 or 1778), Rowan Co., North Carolina, and he died February 25, 1852 at age 83 in Jersey Co., Illinois. His father Jost Cope was born about 1752, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, died 10 February 1785, Rowan Co., North Carolina and his mother Mary (Bowen) Cope died pre-Sept. 1785 Rowan, NC. Johann "John" Christopher Cope had two brothers, Johann Jost Cope II, and Jacob Andrew Cope. Notes for JOHN C. COPE are: "John Cope orphan of Yost Cope, being 12 1/2 years old, is bound to Jacob Bostain till 21 years of age to learn the Shoemaker trade Master to comply with the Law".

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Margaret Marjorie Bostian, was born about 1778, (Some information says her birthdate may have been 1771, other information says she may have been born later, about 1788). She died in 1852 in Jersey County, IL. She married Johann "John" Christopher Cope on 8 May 1804, Rowan Co., Northern Carolina. Her parents were Matthew Bostian, born about 1757, Rowan Co., North Carolina, died 3 May 1847, Alexander, North Carolina and Catherine Cope, born about 1750, Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, died about 1844, Alexander, North Carolina. (Some information says her parents may have been Jacob and Catherine (Cope) Bostian)

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The Copes came from N.C. John was born about 1770 in Rowan Co. NC and married on 3 May 1804. They came to Jerseyville, IL about 1828. Margaret Bostian was born about 1778 to Mathias "Matthew" Bostian who moved to NC from PA shortly thereafter. John's father was Yost Cope. Before that was Johann Nicholas Cope and Anna Catherine Gobel. The first generation was Jost Cope or Yost Cope (Kob), the father of Johann Nicholas Cope. Yost was born in Germany and came to Philadelphia in 1727 from Wurtenburg Germany on the a ship named Adventurer. He's on the ship's passenger list as Joost Coope.

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John Cope was born 1770 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died February 25, 1852 at age 83 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. John Cope's wife Margaret "Marjorie" Bostian was born in 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died 1852 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. John and Margaret married May 3, 1804. She is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. There is no longer a tombstone posted for John Cope and his wife Margaret, thanks to vandals. A few years ago, Jersey County put up a memorial with those names of the people buried in the vandalized cemetery. John and Margaret are both listed on this memorial. John and Marjorie Bostian Cope were early settlers in what is now Jersey County, and both were buried in the old City Cemetery. They had sixteen children, some born in Rowan County, North Carolina and some in Jersey County.

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John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's children were-Joseph Cope, James Cope, Lewis "Lute" Cope, George Cope, Nathan Cope, Jacob Cope, Henry Cope, John Cope, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cope, Mary Margaret "Polly" Cope, Eliza "Lith" Cope, Dilly Cope, Isabella "Belle" Cope, Melinda Cope, Lucinda Cope, and another child who's name I don't know.

(1) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Joseph Cope was born in 1816, and died March 9, 1874. Joseph married first Martha Patsy Bullard, born March 15, 1823, and died June 28, 1862. They were married July 16, 1840. Joseph married second Melvina Warner after 1862.

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Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope had these children-Edman Cope, Thomas Cope, John Cope, Mary Cope, Lucinda Cope, Emeline Cope, Joseph Cope, Caroline Cope, Adeline Cope, and Lavena Cope. Joseph and Melvina "Amanda" (Warner) Cope had these children-Amanda Cope and Jacob Cope.

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(1a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's son Edman Cope was born in Jersey county, Ill. on the 25th day of Nov. 1846. His parents were Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope, his father being a native of Ohio, his mother a native of Kentucky. Joseph died on the 9th day of March 1874, Martha died on the 28th day of June 1862. Edman was raised on a farm and the first place he located was on the old Patterson farm. In 1873 he came to Richwoods township and located on section 36, where he has since resided. On the 29th of May 1876 he was married to Sarah Ward, daughter of Moses and Nancy (Eaton) Ward. A family of five children have been born to them: Arwilda, Gracie, Martha, Jerry and Mardie.

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Note: The above information about Edman Cope was - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395.

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Edman (or Edmond) Cope was born 10-22-1846 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 1-17-1944 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Sarah Jane Ward May 29, 1876 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born in 1857 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died in 1894 in Jersey Co., IL. They are both buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope had these children-Jerry Cope, Arwilda Cope, Grace Cope, Martha Cope, Mardie Cope, Ward Cope, Ed "Heck" Cope, and Rolin Cope.

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(1aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's son Jerry Cope was born in 1880 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1973. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Gussie Gunterman 10-7-1908 in Jersey Count, IL. Jerry Cope's wife - Gussie (Gunterman) Cope, died 08-03-1971. Final rites for Mrs. Gussie Cope, 84, of Jerseyville were held Friday, August 6, at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where visitation hours began after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Her death occurred August 3 at Garnet's Chateau where she had resided for four years. Rev. W. C. Ward officiated at the services and interment was in Fieldon Cemetery. She was born October 8, 1886 at Fieldon, the daughter of Franklin and Emma Bethel Gunterman.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Cope; two sons, Virgil and Robert J. Cope of Jerseyville; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Thelma) Leidner of Greenville, Mrs. Everett (Rosemary) Bain of Bellville and Mrs. Martin (Alberta) Golob of Alton; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert Gunterman of Otterville and Rodney Gunterman of Hardin; and a sister, Mrs. Rachael McKinney of Jerseyville. Her parents, one son and one daughter preceded her in death.

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(1aaa) Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's son - Robert J. Cope, died ??-09-1985. Robert J. Cope, 66, died at 10 a.m. Monday at his residence. He was born in Fieldon, son of the late Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope. The World War II veteran was a business agent for Jerseyville Local 646. Survivors include two grandchildren; and three sisters, Alberta Golob of Godfrey, Rosemary Bain of Bellville and Thelma Leidner of Greenville. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 11 a.m Thursday with the Rev. James Pepper officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(2aaa) Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's son - Virgil Cope, died 01-31-1981. Services for Virgil Cope, 70, of 910 W. Exchange, Jerseyville were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Baskin officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He died at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 31 at his residence. He was born in Fieldon July 25, 1911, a son of the late Jerry and Gussie Gunterman Cope and was retired as a laborer out of Local 646 after 42 years service. He is survived by one brother, Robert J. Cope of Jerseyville; three sisters, Alberta Golob of Godfrey; Rosemary Bain of Belleville and Thelma Leidner of Mulberry Grove. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Funeral Home. The Heart Fund has been named as a memorial.

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(3aaa) Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's daughter - Alberta (Cope) Golob, 80, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born May 16, 1924, in Fieldon, Ill., to Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope. She married Martin Golob on Feb. 26, 1970, in Alton. He died Aug. 28, 1994. She worked in the X-ray department at Jersey Community Hospital for many years.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Ernest and Brenda McDonald of Symsonia, Ky., and Robert and Barbara McDonald of Jerseyville; a stepdaughter, Peggy Hunter of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Robert and Kevin McDonald, Tammy Lehr and Kelly Jo McDonald Hillis; six great-grandchildren, Sean, Ryan and Megan McDonald and Brittney, Brett and Brianna Lehr; and a sister-in-law, Betty Goldasich of Granite City.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Virgil and Robert Cope; and three sisters, Rosemary Bain, Thelma Leider and Faye Woolsey. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where services were held at noon Monday. The Rev. Rick Patrick officiated. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

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(1aaaa) Alberta (Cope) McDonald Golob and her 1st husband Ernest Raymond McDonald Sr.'s son Ernie R. McDonald's obituary - Ernie R. McDonald - Birth: Apr. 15, 1942 - Death: Feb. 20, 2010 - Ernie R. McDonald, age 67, of Symsonia, KY, died Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 6:12 pm at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY. He was a Diesel Mechanic for National Railway. He was of Baptist Faith. He was the son of the late Ernest Raymond McDonald Sr. and the late Alberta (Cope) McDonald Golob. He is also survived by his wife: Brenda (Taylor) McDonald of Symsonia. KY. Mr. McDonald is survivied by three daughters, Kelly Jo Hillis of Florida., Tina Worthington of Fulton, KY., and Tashina Melcher of Symsonia, KY., four sons, Kevin McDonald of Jerseyville, IL., Chad Morris of Symsonia, KY., Carey Morris of Troy, TN., Chris Morris of Cape Coral, FL., one brother, Bob McDonald of Jerseyville, IL. Seventeen grandchildren, Shareigha Morris of Troy, TN., Calista Morris of Troy, TN., Davey Worthington of Fulton, KY., Kelsey Morris of Raleigh, NC., Cassie Melcher of Symsonia, KY., Cecilee Morris of Troy, TN., Joshua Worthington of Fulton, KY., Kendra Melcher of Symsonia, KY., Benjamin Worthington of Fulton, KY., Caitlyn Melcher of Symsonia, KY., Eli Morris of Symsonia, KY., Isiah Morris of Symsonia, KY., Grifydd Morris of Symsonia., KY., Mishanda Avery of Paducah, KY., Stephanie Taylor of Paducah, KY., Aaron Worthington of England(USAF)., and Andi Worthington of Rockholds, KY., also survive. Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 22, 2010 in the Symsonia Cemetery. Rev. Bill Amberg will officiate. Interment will follow in the Symsonia Cemetery, Symsonia, KY. Friends may call after 11:00 AM, Monday, February 22, 2010 until the funeral hour at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.

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Ernie R. McDonald's 1st wife Carolyn Sue "Kaye" (Looper) McDonald's obituary - Carolyn Sue "Kaye" McDonald, 62, died unexpectedly at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1943, in Jerseyville, she was one of three children of Elmer O. and Minnie (Daringer) Looper. She graduated in 1961 from Jersey Community High School and later obtained her certification to become a certified nurse's aide. She enjoyed her profession and the people she cared for in their homes. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and James Hillis of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sarah McDonald of Jerseyville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer Leroy and Mary Ann Looper of Bunker Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Sharon Looper. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where Father William Hembrow will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In honor of her love of animals, memorials may be given to the 5A's Humane Society in Alton.

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(4aaa) Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's daughter Fay Cope was born in Jersey County, Illinois October 23, 1913. She died July l6, 1967 at Normandy Osteopathic hospital, St. Louis County, Missouri. She married Stephen H. Woolsey and Eva J. (Hutchens) Woolsey's son Lester W. Woolsey. He was born in Jersey County, Illinois. He died February 22, 1989 at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois at age 76. They are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Lester W. Woolsey's and his 1st wife Fay (Cope) Woolsey had 4 children-2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, and Arbie D Woolsey; and 2 daughters, Eva Sharol (Woolsey) Backues, and Sandra K. (Woolsey) Stanley. After his 1st wife's death Lester W. Woolsey married 2nd Edith Dwyer, September 21, 1969, in Jersey County, Illinois.

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Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's daughter Fay (Cope) Woolsey's obituary - Fay (Cope) Woolsey, died 07-16-1967. Fay Woolsey, 53 years, 8 months, 23 days, died July l6, at Normandy Osteopathic hospital, St. Louis County, where she had been a patient for 4 days. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Clagg, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was a daughter of Jerry & Gussie (Gunterman) Cope, Jerseyville and was born in Jersey County, October 23, 1913. Surviving is are her husband, Lester W Woolsey; her parents; 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, S Roxana, and Arbie D Woolsey, Redlands, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs Norman Backues, and Mrs Dale Stanley, Bethalto; 10 grandchildren; 2 bros, Virgil and Robert Cope, Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Mrs Thelma Leidner, Greenville, Mrs Everett Bain, Belleville, and Mrs Alberta Fox, Jerseyville. One brother, Russell Cope preceded her in death.

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Fay (Cope) Woolsey's husband Lester W. Woolsey's obituary - WOOLSEY. Died 02-22-1989. Lester W Woolsey, 76, died February 22 at Jersey Community hospital. He was a self-employed barber for 30 years retiring in 1972. He was born in Jersey County, son of the late Steven & Eva (Hutchens) Woolsey. He married Edith (Dwyer) Woolsey, September 21, 1969, in Jersey County, and she survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, Jerseyville and Arbie D Woolsey, Yucaipa, CA; 2 daughters, Eva Sharol Backeus and Sandra K Stanley, both of Bellville; 2 stepsons, Harold Tucker, Ft Madison, WI, and Clifford A Tucker, Jerseyville; 2 stepdau, Phyllis Frazier, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and many g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 stepson, Reginald D Tucker, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there with Revs Earl Clagg and Joy Settles officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Assoc.

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(1aa) Lester W. Woolsey's and his 1st wife Fay (Cope) Woolsey's daughter Eva Sharol (Woolsey) Backeus's husband Norman Dean Backues's obituary - Norman Dean Backues, 80, of Dallas, Texas born July 1, 1935, in Belle, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Carrollton, Texas. Norm graduated in 1953 from Belle High School. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin class of 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957 and spent much of his time in Beiruit, Lebanon. He was awarded the Soldier's Medal prior to his honorable discharge in July 1959. Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Rainey Lee and Sopha, nee Shanks, Backues; a sister, Edith Scronce of O'Fallon, Mo.; and a nephew, Terry Lee Scronce. Norm is survived by his beloved wife, Eva Sharol, nee Woolsey, Backues, with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on Oct. 23, 2015. Norm and Eva Sharol spent many wonderful years raising their family in Belleville, Ill., and later enjoyed their retirement years in Dallas, Texas. Norm is also survived by a son, Lyndell "Lindy" Backues and daughter-in-law, Donna of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Michelle, nee Backues, Matthews and son-in-law, Truitt of Dallas, Texas, and Angie Backues-Petersen and son-in-law, Raphael Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa. Norm was "Papa" to his eight grandchildren, Aubrey Backues and Rainey Backues of Philadelphia, Pa., Meredith, nee Matthews, Burns and her husband, Justin of Ft. Worth, Texas, Wil Matthews and Layne Matthews of Dallas, Texas, and Sadie Petersen, Ella Petersen and Micaiah Backues-Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa. He leaves behind his dear brother, Jared "Jerry" Backues of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Earl Scronce of O'Fallon, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and his dearest lifelong friends. Norm's lifelong involvement in banking can be attributed to his parents who started a bank in Belle, Mo. Norm began his banking career in 1959 with the Mercantile Commerce National Bank in Midtown, St. Louis, Mo. In 1962 he joined the Edgemont Bank and Trust in East St. Louis, Ill., as assistant cashier in charge of bank operations. He advanced rapidly and was soon promoted to cashier and named a director of the bank. He was later named president of BancServices, Inc. which was the auditing division serving the 5 MidAmerica Banks. In 1971, Norm assisted in the formation of the Metropolitan Bank in Alton and was named president and member of the board of the newly formed bank. Norm also negotiated the purchase and eventual merger of the Carbondale National Bank into what was later to be known as the MidAmerica Banking group. In 1984 Norm's vision of seeing a desperate need for quality bank auditing for community banks prompted him to form his own bank auditing company, Norman Backues and Associates, Inc. (NBA, INC.). That firm quickly gained state wide recognition for providing outstanding bank audits and consulting services. In 2000, when Norm retired as the founder and president of NBA, Inc. the company had served approximately 130 community banks, ranging in asset size from $2.9 million to $7 billion by providing internal audits, compliance audits, and management services. The company's client base was located in Illinois and six other states plus Washington, D.C. Anyone acquainted with Norm knew of his tireless devotion to his wife, his family, and to his community. As chairman of the 1977-78 United Way Campaign of Greater St. Clair County, Norm spearheaded a drive that raised a record $635,000. In addition to the United Way, he served his community as a member of The West End Rotary Club, Belleville, Ill. He also served as president of the Wolf Branch school board, and as president of the Bi-County YMCA where he also served as fund raising chairman for two years. Even into his retirement years, Norm enjoyed staying active. For years he was an avid racquetball player, and besides daily jogging and walking, his favorite past time was cycling. Norm was also an avid water skier and loved boating with his family and friends. He will be also be remembered for his unmatched devotion to the baseball Cardinals. In the last two years, Norm fought bravely against dementia, a disease that would take him from those who loved him dearly. To his family and friends, Norm leaves a powerful legacy of love, integrity, and commitment to his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, Pa. 18901. Funeral: A private graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., will be followed by a memorial service open to the public at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1200 Moreland Dr., Belleville, Ill.

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(5aaa) Jerry and Gussie (Gunterman) Cope's daughter - Rose Mary (Cope) Bain 81 of Belleville, Il, born Dec. 9, 1921 in Nutwood, Il, died Friday, July 11, 2003 at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, Il Visitation- 12 Noon Monday, July 14, 2003, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville. Funeral- Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Burial Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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(2aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's daughter Arwilda Cope was born in Jesey County, IL. She married Elzy Pickerel 8-18-1893 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1aaa) Elzy and Arwilda (Cope) Pickerel's son - Herschel E. Pickerel, died, 21 February 1959: Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, 24 February at the Gubser Funeral Home for Herschel E. Pickerel of Jerseyville whose death occurred at eight-thirty o'clock Saturday evening, 21 February at the Jersey Community Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in failing health for a number of years.

Services were held by Rev. Melvin McClain and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Pickerel was born in Jersey County, 26 June 1915, a son of Mrs. Wilda Cope Pickerel of Jerseyville and the late Elzy Pickerel. His age at the time of death was forty-three years, seven months and twenty-five days. Surviving him in addition to his mother are two brothers, George and Clarence Pickerel of Jerseyville and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Lewis of Chicago and Mrs. J. A. Owsley of Sweet Springs, Missouri.

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(2aaa) Elzy and Arwilda (Cope) Pickerel's son - George W. Pickerel, died April 16, 1979: George W. Pickerel, 82, of 601 E. Pearl, Jerseyville, died at 8 am 16 April at Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 pm 18 April by the Rev. James Boyer. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Born 20 May, 1896 in Jersey County, he was the son of Elzy and Wilda Cope Pickerel.

Pickerel was a retired service station attendant, Shell station. His survivors are his wife, Mary Ethel Lorain Pickerel whom he married in 1916; three sons, George of Wood River, Floyd, Glendale, Ariz. And Darrel, Belleville; one daughter, Helen Stamps of Godfrey; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. His parents, four brothers, three sisters preceded him in death. The Community Christian church has been designated as a memorial.

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(3aaa) Elzy and Arwilda (Cope) Pickerel's son - Clarence Edmon Pickerel, died 5 April 1979: The funeral of Clarence Edmon Pickerel, 70, of 704 E. Pearl, Jerseyville was conducted Thursday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Noah Clay officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at 4:45 pm 2 April at Jersey Community Hospital. Pickerel was a retired meat cutter from Hansen Packing Co. Born 26 October 1908 in Jersey County, he was a son of Elzy and Wilda Cope, Sr.

His survivors are his wife, Bonnie Wade Pickerel; three Sons, Kenneth, Fort Madison, Iowa, Frederick, Albuquerque, NM and Ralph of Jerseyville; one daughter, Diana Landon of Fenton, Missouri; one brother, George Pickerel of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The First Baptist church has been named as the memorial.

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(3aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's daughter Grace (Cope) Prough's husband - George A. Prough, died 08-18-1952. Sep. 1952: George A. Prough, 78, a former resident of Jersey County, died 18 August at his home in Wellston, Okla. Mr. Prough was a son of the late Andrew and Hannah Watts Prough and was born in Kane. He resided in the Panhandle vicinity where he engaged in farming until 1901 when he moved to Wellston. He continued his farming operations near Wellston until a few years ago when he retired and moved from the farm to Wellston.

Mr. Prough was married to the former Miss Grace Cope of Jerseyville who survives him. He also leaves two daughters, and a son, all of Wellston, and a brother, Harry Prough of the Panhandle vicinity. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Wellston and burial was in the Wellston cemetery. Harry Prough of Kane and Ward Cope and sons, Ivan and Troy, of Nutwood went to Wellston to attend the funeral rites. Mr. Cope is a brother to Mrs. George Prough.

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(4aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's son Ward Cope was born in Jersey County, IL. He married Ella Minesinger 2-17-1907 in Jersey County, IL. Ward and Ella (Minesinger) Cope had these children-Troy Cope, Ivan Cope, Everett Cope, Vernon Cope born 3-4-1908, died 3-16-1921, buried Fieldon, Cemetery Erma Cope, Edna Cope, Theresa Cope born 1-28-1921, died 4-10-1921, buried Fieldon Cemetery, and Mary Bell Cope.

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(1aaa) Ward and Ella (Minesinger) Cope's son - Troy Cope, died 12-11-1968. Services for Troy Cope, 46 year old Fieldon resident, were held Saturday afternoon at half past one o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd of Moro officiating. Interment was in the Fieldon Cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Funeral Home. Mr. Cope, a machine adjuster at Olin Mathieson in East Alton, died December 11 at Eunice Smith Home in Alton where he had resided for ten days. He was a son of Ward Cope and the late Mrs. Ella Meinsinger Cope and was born in Jersey County August 24, 1922.

Surviving him in addition to his father are three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Wisnasky of Ocean Springs, Miss., Mrs. James Weaver and Mrs. Mary Bell Seehausen of Fieldon, two brothers, Ivan Cope of Cottage Hills. His mother, one sister, Theresa, and one brother, Vernon, preceded him in death.

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(2aaa) Ward and Ella (Minesinger) Cope's son - Ivan Cope, died 09-16-1985. Ivan Cope, 61, of Fieldon, died Sept. 16 in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. He was born July 6, 1924, in Fieldon to the late Ward Cope and Ella Minesinger. He was a crane operator for 35 years at Laclede Steel. He retired in 1978.

Survivors include brother Everett Cornell Cope of Alton and sisters Erma Wisnasky of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Edna Weaver of Fieldon. Visitation was Sept. 18, and the funeral was Sept. 19 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial was in the Fieldon Cemetery.

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(3aaa) Ward and Ella (Minesinger) Cope's son Everett C. Cope's wife Barbara Lee (Adams) Cope's obituary - Barbara Lee Cope, 80, went home to be with the Lord at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born April 12, 1933 in Alton, she was the daughter of James Henry and Irene Marylin (Hunt) Adams. She was a member of the East Alton Assembly of God Church and worked for the Olin Corporation. Mrs. Cope enjoyed crafts, reading and playing cards with her friends. On August 31, 1955 she married Everett C. Cope. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2000. Surviving is a son, James Richard Gaston of Tampa, FL, three grandchildren, Michelle Athan, Brian Gill, and Brett Gill all of Tampa, FL, two sisters, Carol Copeland (Lonnie) of Edwardsville and Joyce Wright of Staunton. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald D. Cope. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the East Alton Assembly of God Church. Pastor Perry Dissmore will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the East Alton Assembly of God Church or the American Cancer Society. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

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(5aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's son Ed "Heck" Cope was born in 12-6-1886 Jersey County, IL. He died in 4-7-1967 in Jersey Co., IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Ida Gondolia "Dola" Ontis 10-2-1907 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1887 and died in 1970. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. Ed "Heck" Cope and Dola (Ontis) Cope had 4 children-Irene Cope, Grace Cope, Lucille Cope, and James Cope. To go to a page for more information about Ed "Heck" Cope and Dola (Ontis) Cope and their family click here-- Ed "Heck" Cope Family

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(6aa) Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope's son Rolin Cope was born 4-12-1888 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-13-1977 in Jersey County, IL. He married Lula Marie Minesinger. She was born 8-22-1893, and died 2-11-1976 in Jersey Co., IL. They were both buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. Rolin and Lula (Minesinger) Cope had a daughter Bessie M. Cope born Feb. 9, 1911. To go to a page with more information about Rolin and Lula (Minesinger) Cope's daughter Bessie M. Cope click here-- Bessie M. Cope

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(2a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's son - Thomas L. Cope was born in Jersey county, Illinois, May 8, 1841, and departed this life April 12, 1923, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Baker, Sept. 5, 1873, who preceded him some six years ago.

To this union were born 5 children: Martha, W.S., Loren, Sam and Jess, all of whom survive. All were present at the funeral except Martha, who was sick. Besides his five children he leaves 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild to mourn their loss. He had lived near June for 50 years and will be missed in the community although he was in bed for the last year. The funeral was conducted at Harns Chapel by Rev. M. F. Showalter after which the body was laid to rest in the Hale cemetery.

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Thomas Cope's wife - Mary J. (Baker) Cope, daughter of William J. and Sarah J. Baker, was born Sept. 30, 1848, and died Nov. 19, 1915, aged 72 years 1 month and 19 days. March 30, 1873, she was married to Thomas Cope who survives her with their five children, one daughter, Mrs. Merritt Smith, and four sons, W. S. Cope of McElhany, Loren, Sam and Jesse near home; also 13 grand children, this being the first death in the family circle.

She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. David Dawson of Selden, Kansas and Mrs. Lizzie Samples of Weir, Kansas, who were with her to the end; one brother,, Martin Baker of Alexander, Illinois. Her parents one sister and three brothers passed away several years ago. The funeral was held from her late home Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. Showalter and burial was made in the Hale cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. Dyes, Williams, Bond, Fields, Cope and Stader.

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(3a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's son John Cope was born in 1843 in Jersey County, IL.

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(4a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Mary Cope was born in 1845 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Lucinda Cope was born in 1849 in Jersey County, IL.

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(6a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Emeline Cope was born in 1853 in Jersey County, IL.

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(7a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's son Joseph Cope was born in 12-9-1854 in Jersey County, IL. He died 12-20-1940. He is buried at Gimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Elizabeth Rachel Sweeney 11-11-1875 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Neely) Sweeney. She was born 2-16-1854 and died 2-11-1923. She is buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery. Joseph and Elizabeth Rachel (Sweeney) Cope had these children-Harry Allen Cope, Era J. Cope, Martha May Cope, Ruby Cope, and Jesse Cope.

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(1aa) Joseph and Elizabeth Rachel (Sweeney) Cope's son Harry Allen Cope born 4-25-1878 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-2-1963. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Effie M. Bond the daughter of Samuel Anderson and Mary M. (Milton) Bond. She was 11-26-1874 and died 9-30-1955. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery.

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(2aa) Joseph and Elizabeth Rachel (Sweeney) Cope's son Era J. Cope was born in 1882 in Jersey County, IL, and died 1950. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Catherine Maple 5-24-1904 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1988 and died in 1977. She is buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery. Era and Catherine (Maple) Cope had a son-Pearl J. (Cappy) Cope.

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1aaa) Era and Catherine (Maple) Cope's son Pearl J. (Cappy) Cope's obituary - Pearl J. (Cappy) Cope, died 03-24-1973. Funeral rites for Pearl J. (Cappy) Cope of RR 3 Jerseyville were held Monday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. His death occurred at 1:35 a.m. on March 24 at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Grimes Cemetery. Born July 3, 1906 in Jersey County he was the son of E. J. and Catherine Maple Cope.

A farmer, Mr. Cope was a member of the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, Fieldon Masonic Lodge and a longtime member of Farm Bureau. His survivors are his wife, Nina M. Johnson Cope; one son, Herbert Cope of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and a great grandchild; and his mother, Mrs. Catherine Cope of Hardin. His father and a brother preceded him in death. Masonic services were conducted at Jacoby Funeral Home Sunday evening. The Heart Fund has been designated as a memorial.

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Pearl J. "Cappy" Cope's wife - Nina Mae (Johnson) Cope, died 02-08-1990. Nina Mae Cope, 84, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 1990, at her residence. Before retiring, she was a schoolteacher in Jersey and Logan counties. Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Mary Ellen (Mossbarger) Johnson. She married Pearl J. Cope on Feb. 9, 1929, in Greene County, and he died on March 24, 1973.

Surviving are a grandson, Michael Cope of Jerseyville; a granddaughter, Rhonda Downey of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A son, Herbert L. Cope, preceded her in death. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rick Francis officiating. Burial was in Grimes-Neely Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville, Building Fund.

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(1aaaa) Pearl J. (Cappy) and Nina Mae (Johnson) Cope's son Herbert Lawrence Cope's obituary - Herbert Lawrence Cope, died 12-13-1982. Herbert Lawrence Cope, 53, of Route 3, died at 7 a.m. today at his residence, following a brief illness. Born in Jersey County, son of Nina Mae (Johnson) Cope of Jerseyville and the late Pearl J. Cope, he was a clerical worker for the Secretary of State in the Driver's License Station in Edwardsville. He married the former Dorothy East on April 5, 1953, in Fieldon.

Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter, Rhonda Downey of Jerseyville; a son, Michael of Jerseyville; and four grandchildren. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Grimes cemetery and memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where he was a member.

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Herbert L. Cope's wife Dorothy Louise (East) Cope Davenport's obituary - Dorothy Louise Cope Davenport, 78, died at 12:05 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was born in Grafton, on Nov. 3, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Parker and Helen I. (Osburn) East. Dorothy was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ, and was the former owner/operator of Cope's Drive Inn and Tri-C Coin Laundry all in Jerseyville. She married Herbert L. Cope on April 5, 1953, in Fieldon, and together had two children and shared 29 years together before his death on Dec. 13, 1982. Surviving are a son, Michael A. Cope of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Leo Milletello of Jerseyville; six grandchildren and their spouses, Katie and Chris Sievers, Kristy Motley all of Jerseyville, Olivia Cope of Dorsey, Chad Cope of Texas, Kyle and Tara Downey of Jerseyville, and Mitchell and Kelly Downey of Godrey; eight great-grandchildren; a step brother and his wife, William and Dorothy East of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer will officiate. Burial will be alongside her husband at the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery or to the Peace United Church of Christ both in Jerseyville.

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(3aa) Joseph and Elizabeth Rachel (Sweeney) Cope's daughter - Martha M. "May" (Cope) Tucker, died 05-25-1978. Martha M. (May) Tucker, 86, of Kane died at 6:30 am May 25 at Garnet's Chateau where she had resided for 4 years. She was born in Jersey County April 4, 1892, a daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Rachel (Sweeney) Cope. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Neal (Ruby) Hawkins of Alton; 1 nephew, Edward G. Clark of Jerseyville and nieces, Mrs. Robert (Thaus) Yocom of Kane and Mrs. Robert (Audrey) Rust of Alton. 1 son Leslie Joe Tucker, died in 1944. Visitation will be held after 4 pm Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conductedat 2 pm May 27 by Rev. Garold Cooper of Kane Baptist church. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(8a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Caroline Cope was born in 1855 in Jersey County, IL.

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(9a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Adeline Cope was born in 1860 in Jersey County, IL. She married William Powers in 1876. Her husband - William Powers - Jersey County News 15 November 1928: William Powers, former Sheriff, died at home 4 miles west of Jerseyville. 72 years old. Son of Lawrence and Rebecca Neely Powers. Born on Powers farm 6 November 1856. Married Addie Cope in 1876. Three Sons, Lawrence, James A. and Charles M., all survive. Leaves wife, Son, Lawrence of New York, James of Joliet, IL, Chas M. of Chicago. Four brothers, Joshua, James, Richard, and John all of Jersey County. 3 sisters, Mrs. Ed Schaaf of Fieldon, Mrs. Lawrence Eagen, Mrs. John Dunphy of Jerseyville. 2 sisters, Mrs. Olive Sears, Miss Lizzie preceded him in death. Elks conducted funeral service. Burial in Grimes cemetery.

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(10a) Joseph and Martha (Bullard) Cope's daughter Lavena Cope was born in 1861 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1a) Joseph and Melvina "Amanda" (Warner) Cope's daughter Amanda Cope was born in 1862 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1934. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married James M. Coombes 6-3-1878 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 9-22-1856 and died 9-4-1900. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. James and Amanda (Cope) Coombes's son - James (Pearl) Coombes, died -11-1970. Funeral services for James (Pearl) Coombes, 83, formerly of Jerseyville, whose death occurred Friday at El Paso, Texas, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Leonard Todd of Noro officiated at the rites and burial was in the Fieldon Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born February 20,1887 at Fieldon, a son of James and Amanda Cope Coombes.

He is survived by two sons, James L. Coombes of Jerseyville and William D. Coombes of El Paso; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Darr of Phoenix, Ariz., nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Alta Lawler Coombes, parents, two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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(2a) Joseph and Melvina "Amanda" (Warner) Cope's son Jacob Cope was born in 1868 in Jersey County, IL.

(2) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son James Cope was born July 7, 1817 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died in Jersey County, Illinois. James married Mahalia (Haley) Whisman, born August 1, 1823 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois or West Virginia. They married on August 1, 1839. James Cope's wife died 3-15-1894. James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope had these children-Joseph Cope, Daniel Cope, Leonard Cope, Milo Cope, Rachel Cope, Henry Cope, William Cope, Alfea Cope, Alice M. Cope, Angelia Cope, Archibald "Arch" Cope, and John Cope.

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(1a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Joseph Cope was born in Jersey County, IL in 1839. He married Elizabeth Davis 4-7-1859 in Jersey County, IL. Joseph and Elizabeth (Davis) Cope had these children-Emily Cope born in 1861, Milton Cope born in 1865, John Cope born in 1864, George Cope born in 1867, and Clarrisa Cope born in 1863 married Joseph Borman 12-28-1891.

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(2a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Daniel Cope was born in 1847 in Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Jane Monk 8-6-1879 in Jersey County, IL. Daniel and Mary Jane (Monk) Cope had these children-Alvis Leonard Cope, James W. Cope, Eva Louise Cope, Floyd Cope, Louis Cope, Hattie Cope, Effie Cope, and Inez Cope.

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(1aa) Daniel and Mary Jane (Monk) Cope's son - Alvis Leonard Cope, died 08-03-1967. Alvis Leonard Cope, 71 year old Grafton resident, died Thursday evening, August 3, at 6 o'clock at the Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville where he had resided the past thirteen months. Rev. William Sipes conducted the final rites for Mr. Cope at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Visitation hours were hld at the Funeral Home. Mr. Cope was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Monk Cope and was born at Fieldon on October 31, 1895. A resident of Grafton for sixty years, Mr. Cope was a retired burner at Duncan Foundry in Alton. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Jersey County Barracks 1395.

He is survived by two daughters and six sons, Miss Josephine Cope and Russell O. Cope of Grafton, Mrs. Robert Richards of Brighton, Leonard A. Cope of Auburn, Wash., Claude E. Cope of Jerseyville, Robert H. Cope of Independence, Mo., Jerome S. Cope of Granite City, Seaman 3 Ralph D. Cope of the U. S. Navy at El Cajon, Calif. Mr. Cope is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother. Floyd Cope of Tacoma, Wash., and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Grafton, Mrs. Effie Timpe of Jerseyville and Mrs. Inez Peland of Tracy, California.

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(1aaa) Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope's son Claude E. Cope's obituary - Claude E. Cope, 81, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at his home. Born March 12, 1921, in Grafton, he was a son of Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope. He married Annie Frank on March 21, 1943, at the Bethel Methodist Church in Dow. After serving with the C.C. Camp, he worked at Owens-Illinois Glass in Godfrey for 38 years. He enjoyed woodworking projects, camping, playing and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Dow, he enjoyed working in his yard and nurturing his many trees and flowering plants. He was also a member of Machinists Local 660.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter and two sons-in-law, Ruby and Tom Collins of Jerseyville and William Collins of Hardin; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Susan Cope of Godfrey; seven grandchildren, Ruth, Kenneth, Claude Edward, Randall, Melissa, Daniel and Ryan; eight great-grandchildren, Lyndsi, Garrett, Jamie, Joseph, Miranda, Maggie Jean, Claude David and McKensie; a sister and brother-in-law, Zelis Jean and Robert Richards of Brighton; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Jerome Sidney Cope of Yuma, Ariz., Russell O. and Janet Cope of Grafton, Pat Cope of Salisbury, Md., and Betty Cope of Independence, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mildred "Millie" Collins; three sisters, Catherine Cope and infant twins Edith and Ethel Cope; and three brothers, Leonard, Robert and Ralph Dean Cope. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Greene County Hospice or Bethel Methodist Church.

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Claude E. Cope's wife Annie Alice (Frank) Cope's obituary - Annie Alice Cope, 89, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Jersey County to Edwin and Nellie (Loy) Frank. She married Claude E. Cope on March 21, 1943, at the Bethel Methodist Church in Dow. He died Jan. 20, 2003. She was a homemaker and retired cook at East School in Jerseyville. She enjoyed being around her grandkids and playing cards, and was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Dow and a Past Noble Grand of Ruby Rebekah Lodge 263 in Jerseyville. She was in the W.A.W.B.A. Bowling Hall of Fame in Alton.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Collins of Jerseyville; a son, Ed and Susan Cope of Texas; son-in-law, William Collins of Hardin; grandchildren, Ruth, Kenneth, Claude Edward, Randall, Melissa, Daniel and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Lyndsi, Garrett, Jamie, Joseph, Miranda, Maggie Jean, Claude David, McKensie and Mia; great-great-grandchild, Aiden; sisters, Wilma Rogers of Bellevista, Ark., Nellie Barrett of Liverton, Ill., Jessie Goewey of Chillicothe, Ill., and Mary Kuehnel of Alton; brothers, Clinton Frank and Joseph Frank, both of Jerseyville, and William Frank of Mt. Olive, George "Art" Frank and Louie Frank, both of Jerseyville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mildred "Millie" Collins; and son-in-law, Tom Collins. Visitation will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the United Methodist Church, 1200 South Liberty St., Jerseyville. Pastor Joann Ruff will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the church. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aaaa) Claude and Annie (Frank) Cope's daughter Ruby A. (Cope) Collins's obituary - Ruby A. Collins, 71, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born January 6, 1944, in Alton, Ill., the daughter of Claude E. and Annie A. (Frank) Cope. She married Thomas W. Collins on February 8, 1969, at First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. She was a floral designer and school bus driver for Jersey Community Dist. 100. Survivors include a son, Randall "Randy" Collins of Jerseyville; granddaughters, Jamie Collins and Mia Zimmerman; a brother, Edwin and Susan Cope of Texas; brother-in-law, Bill Collins of Hardin; sisters-in-law, Mary McBride of Jerseyville and Judy Collins of Jerseyville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Millie Collins. Per her request she was cremated. No Memorial Services to be held. Arrangements by Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Ill.

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Claude and Annie (Frank) Cope's daughter Ruby (Cope) Collins's husband Thomas Winston Collins's obituary - Thomas Winston Collins, 69, died at 1:12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Jerseyville to Edward and Gretchen (Waters) Collins. His marriage to Ruby Cope took place Feb. 8, 1969, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. He was a retired farmer, retired animal control officer in Jersey County and had retired as a bus driver with Jersey Community School District 100 after 28 years of service. He loved animals, especially Sarah, his buddy. He enjoyed socializing with everyone at Fran and Marilyn's Restaurant. He loved antiques and enjoyed displaying his 1930 Model A. He also enjoyed camping and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Randall Scott Collins of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Jamie Lorraine Collins and Mia Lynn Zimmerman; one brother, William "Bill" Collins of Hardin; two sisters, Mary Florence McBride and Judy Kay Collins, both of Jerseyville; seven nieces and nephews, Ruth Tepen, Kenneth Collins, Claude Collins, Justin Hill, Chuck McBride, Melissa Checkovage and Danny Cope; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; stepmother, Virginia Collins; stepbrothers, John Grizzle and Kenny Grizzle; stepsister, Robyn Marsek; numerous stepnieces and stepnephews; mother-in-law, Annie A. Cope; and brother- and sister-in-law, Edwin and Susan Cope. He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, Ed Darr; one sister-in-law, Millie Collins; and father-in-law, Claude Cope. Visitation will be from 4 until time of a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Riverbend Animal Shelter or a charity of one's choice.

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(2aaa) Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope's son Ralph Dean Cope's obituary - Ralph Dean Cope, 63, of Salisbury, died Saturday, September 7, 2002 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of the late Alvis Leonard Cope and Ruby Josephine Besaw Cope. Mr. Cope was in the military from 1957 to 1973 with the Air Force, Army, and Navy. He worked for 25 years at VPI Mirrex, Inc in Salisbury. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia Ann Cope of Salisbury; two children and their spouses: Patrick Dean & Shirley Cope and Zella Jean and Ronald Bose Sr. all of Salisbury; three grandchildren: Ronald Wayne Bose Jr., Kyle Landon Cope, and Michael Scott Bose; step-grandchild: Douglas Bruce Wilkinson; three brothers: Claude Cope of Jerseyville, IL, Jerome Sydney Cope of Phoenix, AZ, and Russell Cope of Grafton, IL; one sister, Zelis Jean Richards of Brighton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 11 AM at Holloway Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM and one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Rick Mumford will officiate. Interment will be in Springhill Memory Gardens near Hebron. Contributions may be made in his memory to Sidney Kimmel Comp. Cancer Center, 1650 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21231.

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(3aaa) Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope's son Russell Owen Cope Sr.'s obituary - Russell Owen Cope, 80, died at 9:50 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013. He was born in Grafton, April 25, 1933, the son of Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope. He married his first wife, Ikue Aoi Cope in 1954, in Japan. Ikue preceded him in death in 1998. Of this marriage, he is survived by his children, Mary Jane (Cope) Woolsey and Sally Ann (Cope) Woolsey; grandchildren, Amber Lynn Hampshire, Derek Allen Woolsey, Alex Joseph Woolsey; great-grandchildren, Emily Ikue Rose Hampshire, Ethan Hampshire. Russell married his second wife, Janet C. Wallace in St. Louis in 1980. Janet preceded him in death in 2005. Of this marriage, he is survived by his son, Russell Owen Cope Jr., and granddaughter, Sophia Caroline Cope. Russell was a U.S. Army veteran, and retired from Duncan Foundry in Alton. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard, Claude, Robert, Jerome (Bill), and Ralph Cope; a sister, Catherine Cope; and great-granddaughter, Hope Hampshire. Russell also is survived by his sister, Zelis Jean (Cope) Richards, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with military rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, with Rev. Sonny Renken officiating. Burial will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

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(1aaaa) Alvis and Ruby (Besaw) Cope's daughter Zelis (Cope) Richards's son Rodney G. Richards's obituary - Rodney G. Richards, 61, of Lebanon, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. He was born June 12, 1950, to Robert and Zelis (nee Cope) Richards at the (then) St. Joseph Hospital, Alton. On Aug. 16, 1969, he married Rebecca Warren in Cahokia, Ill. Rodney was a minister for most of his career, and at one point, he was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Lebanon. He was a member of Maplewood Park Baptist Church, Cahokia. He was a Boy Scout leader when his sons were young. In his later years he and his wife took up ballroom dancing. He enjoyed acting in plays at Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon. He was an avid "Star Trek" fan. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Jean Richards, Brighton; his wife, Rebecca Richards, Lebanon; three children, Ramon (Michelle) Richards, League City, Texas, Ryan Richards, Lebanon, and Robin (Matt) VanderKraats, Florissant, Mo.; five grandchildren, Nichelle, Erynn and Alexis Richards, Kylie Conklin, Emily Weller; a sister, Roberta (Terry) Wright; and a brother, Ronald (Michelle) Richards. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Meyer Funeral Home, Lebanon, Ill., where the funeral service will be at 7 p.m. The Rev. David Burch, pastor of Maplewood Park Baptist Church, Cahokia, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. Meyer Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Daniel and Mary Jane (Monk) Cope's son - James W. Cope, died 07-10-1955. 93 descendants survive James W. Cope, Sr. Former Jersey Co. resident whose death occurred at Sunday July 10 at his home in Alton. Father of 15 children, 13 of whom are living. 50 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren. Born at Grafton March 20, 1884. Married April 3, 1907 to Nora Green of Jerseyville. Moved to Alton, for 33 years he was yardman at home of late Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Olin in Alton.

Surviving: wife and seven daughters, Mrs. Charles Lowe, Mrs. Russell Oleson, Mrs. Theresa Goodwin, Mrs. Lawerence McKenzie and Mrs. Thomas Johnson, Alton; six sons, James W., Jr., Robert F., Thomas M., and Benjamin E. of Alton. Frederick L. of Woodburn, Charles W. of East Alton. Three sisters: Mrs. Pete Timpe of Jerseyville, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Grafton and Mrs. Ira Penland of Tracey, Calif., and three brothers, Louis of West Virginia, Alvis of Grafton and Floyd of Tamoca, Wash. Funeral from Alton Gospel Tabernacle. Rev. C. L. Gruver. Burial in Upper Alton Cemetery.

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(1aaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Cope's son - Thomas Norman Cope, 73, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Alton, one of 15 children of the late James and Nora (Green) Cope. He married LuCille A. Cope on Dec. 24, 1955, in Alton. She survives. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He was a police officer with the city of Alton from 1956 until 1964. He retired from Brinks Armor Car in 1990 after 26 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the American Legion and will be remembered for the love he had for fishing and camping with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mick and Debbie Cope of Bethalto and Scott and Lesa Cope of Godfrey; a daughter, Sandy Cope of Alton; five grandchldren, Kyle, Tanner, Michael and Zachary Cope and Heather Sebastian; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Hilda Cope of Woodburn and Charles and Esther Cope of East Alton; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Tommy Johnson of Canton, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Alton, where services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Leroy Smithl officiated. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, with full military honors by the Alton VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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(2aaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Cope's daughter - Clara B. (Cope) Taravella, 87, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Born June 27, 1914, in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Nora B. Green Cope. She was formerly employed at Alton Memorial Hospital as a dietitian. After her retirement, she did volunteer work for the Salvation Army. She was a former member of St. Kevin's Catholic Church. She married Samuel Taravella Nov. 27, 1948, in Alton. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are five daughters, Clara L. Miller, Virginia M. Davis, Dora L. Chunderlek, Jo-Anna Woods and Linda K. Hummel; one son, James D. Taravella; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; one sister, Jane Johnson; and three brothers, Lester, Charles and Tom Cope. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis T. Bryles, two sons, one daughter, three brothers and seven sisters. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Hills Cemetery, with Deacon Fernado Cuenca officiating. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

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(3aaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Cope's son James W. Cope's obituary - James W. Cope, 70, died at 7:33 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1987, at his residence. He was born in Grafton, a son of the late James W. and Nora Bell (Greene) Cope. He retired from Olin Corp. in 1978 after 41 years service.

Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Heiderscheid; a son, William Cope of Georgetown, Ind.; four daughters, Patricia Black and Cloria Calvin both of Alton, Joyce Todd of Bardwell, Ky., and Judy Myatt of Bunker Hill; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ceciel Lowe of Meadowbrook, Jane Johnson of Canton, Mo., Alice McKenzie of Elsah, Theresa Cope of Maplewood, Mo., and Clara Taravella of California; and four brothers, Charles Cope of East Alton, Ben Cope of Glen Carbon, Fred Cope of Woodburn and Thomas Cope of Alton. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Landers and Williamson Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Services were held there at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Wayne Hall officiating. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Vaughn Hill Church of Christ in Wood River or the American Lung Association.

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James W. Cope's wife Hazel (Heiderscheid) Cope's sister Alberta Noreen (Heiderscheid) McCann's obituary - Alberta Noreen McCann, 91, died at 7:47 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Alton Rehabilitation. She was born July 4, 1920, in Fieldon, Ill., the daughter of Victor and Dollie Ethel (Cooper) Heiderscheid. On July 21, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo., she married Charles McCann. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1993. She retired after 38 years with the Olin Corporation as an inspector. Surviving are one son, Paul McCann of Godfrey; three grandchildren, David McCann (Janie) of Fosterburg, Sue Ann White (David) of Menifee, Calif., and Brett McCann (Atoosa) of Maryland Heights, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Dustin, Jacob, Dylan, Sydney, Emirhan and Ashley; and a great-granddaughter, Rainey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Morris and John Heiderscheid, and three sisters, Evelyn Brooks, Hazel Cope and Leona Lohr. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Gent Funeral Home. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Shriners Children's Hospital. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(4aaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Cope's daughter - Caroline Laura Jane Johnson, 72, formerly of Alton, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. She was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Alton to James William and Nora Belle (Green) Cope Sr. She married Thomas Rhea Johnson Jr. on Nov. 21, 1951. He lives in Canton. She is also survived by a daughter, Debbie Cook, and her husband, Bob, of Brighton; two sons, Tim Johnson and his wife, Cindy, of Canton, and Bob Johnson of New York City; five grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law, Craig and Kate Cook, Kyle Cook, Ryan, Brandon and Mathew Johnson; seven great-grandchildren, Melissa and Heather Gordan, Abigayle and Aspen Cook, Ethan Johnson and Trevor and Payge Johnson; and one brother, Charles Cope, and his wife, Esther, of East Alton. She was preceded in death by six brothers, James, Henry, Robert, Lester, Ben and Tom Cope, and seven sisters, Ellie, Cecilia, Cleora, Lena, Clara, Theresa and Alice. Her wishes were to be cremated. No services are scheduled. Memorials to Tom Johnson through Tim or Debbie. Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(1aaaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Copes's granddaughter and their daughter Cecelia Irene (Cope) Lowe's daughter Lola I. (Lowe) Wahl's obituary - Lola I. Wahl, 66, pf Pittsfield died Monday, June 18, 2001, at the Pittsfield Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 30, 1034 in Rosedale. She was the daughter of Charles Jasper and Cecelia Irene (Cope) Lowe. She married James Wahl Sr.: He preceded her in death. Mrs. Wahl owned and was a waitress at at a bakery/restaurant. She cared for injured wildlife for the Illinois Department of Conservation and released them back into the wild. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Pittsfield. Survivors include a son, Gene Uphold of Pittsfield, a daughter, Joyce Herron of Mitchell; two brothers, Charles Lowe of Meadowbrook and Milton Lowe of Nutwood; five grandchildren, and three grea-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother, and a daughter-in-law, Linda Uphold. Memorial services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Pittsfield with Pastor Darrell Bucher officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church or the Illinois Department of Natural Resorces Wildlife Rehabilitation Program. Niebur Funeral Home handled arrangements.

(Note: Lola I. (Lowe) Wahl's husband James William "Bill" Wahl Sr. had previously been married to my cousin Helen (Hewitt) Wahl Simpson, daughter of William and Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt.)

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(5aaa) James William and Nora Belle (Green) Copes's son Frederick Lester Cope's wife Hilda I. (Shoptaw) Cope's obituary - Hilda I. Cope, 90, of Woodburn, Ill., died at 5:34 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Heritage Health of Staunton. She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Terre Haute, Ind., to George Shoptaw and Clara (Boyd) Shoptaw Bangert. She married Frederick L. Cope in 1947 in Alton. He preceded her in death in 2005. She was a homemaker and a nurse. Hilda was a member of the Woodburn Bible Church and Women's Fellowship. She is survived by her children, Carl "Dick"¯ Rhoads of Staunton, Daniel (spouse Teresa) Cope of Bunker Hill, Susan Wahle of Silver City, N.M., seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn Hathaway of Iowa, Beuhla "Boots" Lemon of Colorado Springs, Colo., brother-in-law, Charlie Cope of East Alton. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, spouse and sisters. Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Woodburn Bible Church, Woodburn, where memorial services will be at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jon Sander officiating. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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(3aa) Daniel and Mary Jane (Monk) Cope's daughter - Eva Louise (Cope) Timpe, died 04-24-1978. Services for Mrs. Eva Louise Timpe, 91, of 601 Page, Jerseyville were conducted at 1:30 pm April 27 from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, by Rev. Robert Patterson. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Her death occurred at 4:50 pm April 24 at Alton Memorial hospital. She had resided at Garnet's Chateau since January 21. She was born in Grafton October 16, 1886, a daughter of Daniel & Mary (Monk) Cope. Her husband, Peter Timpe, died October 3, 1963.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Nellie Kelley of Grafton and Dorothy Geisler of Dow; 1 brother, Floyd Cope of Tuyalleys, Washington, and 1 sister, Inez Penland of Tracy, California. She was also preceded in death by 1 granddaughter and 1 g-granddaughter. The family has designated the Jerseyville Nazarene church as a memorial.

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(1aaa) Peter and Eva (Cope) Timpe's daughter Dorothy T. (Timpe) Geisler's obituary - Dorothy T. Geisler, 93, formerly of Dow, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday April 14, 2010, at Life Care Center of Orange Park. She was born July 25, 1916, in Jerseyville, to Peter and Eva (Cope) Timpe. Her marriage to Ralph D. Geisler took place on March 30, 1938, in Godfrey. He died Oct. 29, 1974. She was a retired postmaster for the Dow Post Office and a member of the Grafton Full Gospel Church and Jersey County Home Extension. Survivors include one daughter, Ronda and Michael Woods of Orange Park; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Besides, her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Doris Marie Myer; granddaughter, Marsha Marie Woods; and sister, Nellie Kelly. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Samuel Williams will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the Grafton Full Gospel Church.

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(4aa) Daniel and Mary Jane (Monk) Cope's son Floyd “Casey” Cope was born in 1904 and died in 1983. He married Leona Lucille Fitts 3-9-1929 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1913 and died in 1969. Both Floyd “Casey” Cope and his wife Leona Lucille (Fitts) Cope are buried in Fir lane Memorial park, Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington. Floyd “Casey” Cope and Leona Lucille (Fitts) Cope had these children-Almeta M. Cope, Barbara Cope, and Cleora Cope.

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(1aaa) Floyd “Casey” Cope and Leona Lucille (Fitts) Cope's daughter Almeta M. (Cope) Colbert's obituary - Almeta M. Colbert, 81, died at 10:12 a.m., Saturday April 14, 2012 at Jersey Community Hospital. Almeta was born in Grafton, Illinois on April 30, 1930 to the late Floyd “Casey” Cope of Otterville, Illinois and Leona Lucille Fitts of St. Charles, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her sister Barbara Barna of Spanaway, Washington. She is survived by her sister, Cleora Poorman and her husband of Eatonville, Washington; her daughter, Donna Colbert of Grafton, Illinois; her son, David Colbert of Puyallup, Washington; her daughter, Delores Karthauser and her husband, Gene, of Engle Wood, Florida; She has 5 grandchildren, Lisa Clark and husband, Tom of Gulfport, MS; Brian “Sonny” McDonald and wife, Lisa of Grafton, Illinois; Marlee Miller and husband, Mel of Buckley, Washington, Robin Colbert of Puyallup, Washington; and Kate Colbert of Puyallup, Washington and 9 great-grandchildren. Almeta retired from Alter Barge Line after working 27 years as a towboat cook. A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Grafton American Legion to be set at a later date.

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(3a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Leonard Cope was born in 1842 in Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Ann Faulkner 1-28-1864 in Jersey County, IL.

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Leonard and Mary Ann (Faulkner) Cope had these children-Florence Cope, and Frank L. Cope.

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(1aa) Leonard and Mary Ann (Faulkner) Cope's daughter Florence Cope was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Edward C. Schmidt 3-27-1890 in Jersey County, IL.

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(2aa) Leonard and Mary Ann (Faulkner) Cope's son Frank L. Cope was born in 1877 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1944. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Olga M. Butt 12-3-1899 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1884 and died in 1976. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. Frank L. and Olga M. (Butt) Cope had these children-Mary Cope and Wesley W. Cope.

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(1aaa) Frank L. and Olga M. (Butt) Cope's daughter - Mary A. Cope, died 04-04-1984. The funeral of Mary A. Cope, 80, of Fieldon was conducted at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Robert Broeder with burial in Fieldon Cemetery. Her death occurred at 12:08 p.m. May 4 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born June 1, 1903 in Fieldon, daughter of the late Frank and Olga Butt Cope. Her nephew, Glenn W. Cope of Fieldon, is her only survivor.

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(1aaa) Frank L. and Olga M. (Butt) Cope's son Wesley W. Cope was born in 1899 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1964. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Alberta P. Ridenour 5-7-1924 in Jersey County, IL. Wesley W. Cope's wife - Alberta (Ridenour) Cope, died 03-27-1989. Alberta Cope, 87, of Fieldon died March 27, 1989 at the Jersey Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1901 in Fieldon to the late Russell and Alice Ridenour. She was married to the late Wesely Cope. He died in February, 1964. She was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ in Fieldon. Surviving is one son, Glenn W. Cope of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Visitation was March 29 at Jacoby Brothers funeral Home. Funeral services were Thursday March 30. The Rev. Jean Erb officiated. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. Fieldon United Church of Christ is the memorial.

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(4a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Milo Cope - On Nov. 14, 1858 was born Milo Cope, son of James and Mahala Whisman Cope. His father, James Cope, was one of the early settlers of Jersey Co., coming here from North Carolina with his father about 1828. Settled on farm 2 miles west of Jerseyville. Milo is one of 11 children, none of whom are still living, 8 of whom reside in Jersey Co. Lenard, the eldest, is 72, Archibald, the youngest is 50 years. Milo grew to manhood on his father's farm and Jan. 31, 1879 married Mariam Faulkner. 6 children Lester, Sarah, Olive who died in infancy; Clark, who died at age 17, Jessie, wife of Henry Landon and Blanch at home. All reside in Otterville. His wife died Jan. 30, 1904.Milo Cope's wife - Mariam (Faulkner) Cope, died 1904. Mrs. Milo Cope died at home near Otterville Sat. evening aged about 45 years. Presbyterian church at Otterville. Leaves husband, two sons and three daughters.

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Milo and Mariam (Faulkner) Cope had 6 children-Lester Cope married Blanche Price 3-10-1910, Jessie Cope married Henry Landon 1-8-1908, Sarah Cope, Olive Cope died in infancy, Clark Cope, and Alma B. Cope.

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(1aaa) Milo and Mariam (Faulkner) Cope's grandson and their son Lester Cope and his wife Blanche (Price) Cope's son Paul Cope's obituary - Paul Cope, 84, passed away at 4:01 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born on Sept. 2, 1925, in Otterville, Ill., the son of Lester and Blanche (Price) Cope. Paul married the former Helen Beuschel on May 5, 1950, at the Otterville Baptist Church in Otterville. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2000. Paul enjoyed the adventures of being an over-the-road trucker. He worked for McLain Trucking for over 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in East Alton, where he ushered, and enjoyed playing softball. His special love was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Paul is survived by two daughters, Leslie Hill of Alton and Mona Davis of East Alton; three grandchildren, Keith Barrow of East Alton, Rebecca Hill of St. Louis and Chad Barrow of East Alton; one great-grandson, David Jeffrey Hill of Alton; and one sister, Gladys Drainer of Grafton. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leslie Cope, Mark Cope and Clyde Cope; and one sister, Marian Cope. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where the funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, with Pastor Dan Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, with full military honors by the VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Youth Mission Trips. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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(2aaa) Milo and Mariam (Faulkner) Cope's grandson and their son Lester Cope and his wife Blanche (Price) Cope's son Clyde W. Cope's obituary - Clyde W. Cope, 74, died unexpectedly Friday in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Nov 20, 1923 in Otterville, a son of the late Lester and Blanche Price Cope. Formerly of the rural Grafton area, he and his wife moved to Jerseyville in the last year after moving from their farm they operated south of Otterville for many years, and was a selfemployed auctioneer graduating from the Reisch Auctioneering School in Mason City Iowa. He was the first Democratic Otter Creek Township supervisor, and was a member of the Jersey County Board for a few years before becoming chairman for 22 years from 1961 to 1982.

Clyde married the former Bettylou Cone July 23, 1950 at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Bradley and Joan Cope of Jerseyville, a daughter and son-in-law Vivian and Jeff Prough of Euless Texas; six grandchildren, Heather, Aaron, and Michael Cope, Laura, Jennifer, Alan and Karlie Cope; sister Gladys Drainer of Grafton and one brother Paul Cope of Alton. He was preceded in death by two brothers Leslie and Mark Cope, and a sister Marian Cope. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 today at the Funeral Home in Jerseyville where the Full Moon Masonic Lodge of which he was a 50 year member will conduct services. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 Monday at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville with the Rev Ed Haun officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Elevator Fund of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville or the American Parkinsons Disease Research.

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Clyde W. Cope's wife Bettylou Frances (Cone) Cope's obituary - Bettylou Frances Cope, 87, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Regency Nursing Home in Clarksville, Texas from complications of a recent surgery. She was born in Jerseyville on Feb. 26, 1929, the only child of George & Edith Mae (Allen) Cone. Bettylou graduated in 1947 from Jersey Township High School, and went on to attend Illinois State University. In her younger years, she worked for Inman Department Store in downtown Jerseyville, and in her later years at Wal-Mart. She was a faithful and loyal member of both the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville and the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She married Clyde W. Cope on July 23, 1950 in Jerseyville, and they shared 48 years together before his death on Aug. 21, 1998. Clyde and Bettylou were the parents of two children, both of whom survive, Brad Cope and his wife Joan of Jerseyville and Vivian Prough and her husband, Jeff of DeKalb, Tx.; three grandchildren & their spouses, Heather and Justin Brown of Bedford, Tx., Aaron and Christi Prough and Michael Prough all of Euless, Tx.; three great grandchildren, Danielle Prough, Kennadee Brown and Seth Brown; along with Brad and Joan's children and grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m., Monday until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Brent Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville or to the Jerseyville Public Library.

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(3aaa) Milo and Mariam (Faulkner) Cope's granddaughter and their son Lester Cope and his wife Blanche (Price) Cope's daughter Gladys Marie (Cope) Drainer's obituary - Gladys Marie Drainer, 83, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Otterville, the last surviving of six children born to Lester and Blanche (Price) Cope. She married Marvin G. Drainer on Jan. 20, 1945, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and during their 57 years of marriage they raised seven children, and together as a family operated their family farm near Otterville for many years. Marvin passed away on Feb. 21, 2002. Gladys had a passion for Otterville and was instrumental in the formation of the Otter Creek Historical Society, which was formed in December of 1998, and secured the Hamilton Primary School on the National Register in August of 1998. She served in many capacities throughout her life, presently serving as president of the Otter Creek Historical Society, served as an Jersey County Election Judge, served as a trustee for Otter Creek Township, and was currently serving on the Otter Creek Township Cemetery Board of Trustees on top of being a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. For 28 years, Gladys has served on the Hamilton Primary School Festival Board, ensuring that the school does not get forgotten, and serving as a reason for past and present members of the Otterville community to gather and reminisce.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet and Oliver Ready and Mary Drainer, all of Grafton; five sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Debbie Drainer of Algonquin, Jerry and Faye Drainer of Konawa, Okla., Ed and Linda Drainer, Stan and Carol Drainer, all of Jerseyville, and Randy and Darla Drainer of Grafton; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Terra Farmer of Algonquin, Jennifer and Paul Kotlarz of West Dundee, Matt Drainer of Elgin, Misty and David Blumenstock of Alexandria, Mo., Brian and Kay Drainer of Union, Mo., David Drainer of Hollister, Mo., Hannah and John Wayman of Chesterfield, Stanely Drainer and Tess Drainer, both of Jerseyville, Laura Drainer and Natalie Drainer, both of Grafton; nine great-grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Jessica, Jordon, Charlie, Wyatt, Abby, Lauren and Maggie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Timothy Watson, on May 11, 2009; an infant granddaughter, Mary Blanche Drainer; a sister, Mariam Cope; and four brothers, Lester, Mark, Clyde and Paul Cope. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the Drainer addition of the McDow Cemetery near Otterville, and addition to the cemetery that was donated by her son and daughter in law, Stan and Carol. Memorials may be given to the Hamilton Primary School, the Otter Creek Cemeteries Perpetual Care Fund or to Masses.

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Milo Cope remarried after his first wife Mariam (Faulkner) Cope's death to Lula Evalene Vannort 10-15-1908.

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(5a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's daughter Rachel Lavine Cope was born in 1850 in Jersey County, IL.

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(6a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Henry Cope was born in 1846 in Jersey County, IL.

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(7a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son William Cope was born in 1851 in Jersey County, IL.

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(8a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's daughter Alfea Cope was born in 1853 in Jersey County, IL. She married George P. Greene 7-25-1872 in Jersey County, IL.

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(9a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's daughter Alice Minerva Cope was born 7 Sept 1855 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11 Nov 1931. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. She married George Vinson. He was born 22 Feb 1856, and died 14 Nov 1942, the son of Jesse & Verlena (Cope) Vinson. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery.

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(1aa) George and Alice Minerva (Cope) Vincent's son - John Henry Vinson, died 03-07-1975. John Henry Vinson, 86, a farmer who resided on Rural Route 1, Dow, died at 7 pm on March 7 at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton. Final services were held Monday afternoon, March 10, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with interment in Fieldon cemetery. The Rev. William Bohannon officiated. The family designated the heart fund as a memorial.

He was born December 15, 1888 in Jersey County, a son of George and Alice (Cope) Vinson. His wife the former Clara Engle, died in June of 1938. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Alice Plummer, Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Auston and Mrs. Leonard (Reta) Wallice of Grafton and Mrs. Willard (Thelma) Marshall of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren; 2 g-g-grandchildren; and a brother Lloyd Vinson of Dow. His wife and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

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(2aa) George and Alice Minerva (Cope) Vincent's son - Lloyd Vinson, died 01-13-1976. Lloyd Vinson, 84, died at 6:30 pm on January 13 at the Jerseyville care center where he had resided for 1 & 1/2 years. A farmer, he was born on December 12, 1891 in Illinois, a son of George and Alice (Cope) Vinson. His wife was the late Edith (Engel) Vinson.

His only survivors are nieces and nephews including Heather Rudolph and Rita Wallace of Rural Route 1 Grafton who are g-nieces. Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 pm on January 16 from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with Rev. John Sims of the Bethell Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Friends may call at Jacoby Funeral Home after 4 pm Thursday January 15, the American Cancer fund has been designated as a memorial.

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(10a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's Angelia Cope was born in 1857 in Jersey County, IL. She married James Rogers 5-6-1882 in Jersey County, IL.

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(11a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son Archibald "Arch Cope was born in 1862 in Jersey County, IL, and died nov. 27, 1929 in Jersey County, IL. He married Elizabeth L. Lofton. She was born Dec. 28, 1866, in Gerard, Kansas, the daughter of John L. and Mary J. (Bently) Lofton. She died May 13, 1951. Both Archibald "Arch Cope and his wife Elizabeth L. (Lofton) Cope are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Archibald "Arch Cope and his wife Elizabeth L. (Lofton) Cope had these children-John Raymond Cope, Beulah Cope, and Mrs. Charles Isringhausen.

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Archibald "Arch Cope's wife Elizabeth L. (Lofton) Cope's obituary - COPE. Died 13-05-1951. Mrs. Elizabeth L. Cope, eighty-four year old Jerseyville resident, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at three-twenty o'clock at the Watson Nursing Home where she had resided the past six months. The decedent was a daughter of the late John L., and Mary J. Bently Lofton and was born at Girard, Kansas, On December 28, 1866. At the time of death she was aged eighty-four years, four months and fifteen days. Mrs. Cope was the widow of Arch Cope.

Surviving the aged woman are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Isringhausen of Kane and Mrs. Beulah Bowers of Jerseyville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Crane of Los Angeles, California, and one brother, John T. Lofton of Los Angeles, California. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, may 16, at two o'clock at Jacoby Brothers' Funeral Home. Rev. Melvin McClain, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(1aa) Archibald "Arch Cope and Elizabeth L. (Lofton) Cope's son John Raymond Cope was born 2-13-1903 in Jersey County, IL, and died 3-19-1946 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Florence Snell. She was born 5-29-1905 and died 6-8-1993. She married 2nd to Fred E. Schultz (1910-1988). They are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. John Raymond Cope and Florence (Snell) Cope had these children-Marcella K. Cope, Betty Cope, and Robert Cope.

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(1aaa) John Raymond Cope and Florence (Snell) Cope-Schultz's daughter Marcella K. Mozier's obituary - Jerseyville 10/11/2011 - Marcella K. Mozier, age 84, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Jerseyville Manor. She was born August 7, 1927 in Jerseyville, the daughter of John Raymond Cope and Florence (Snell) Cope-Schultz (Both deceased). She worked as a Hostess at 518 Restaurant in Jerseyville, IL. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. Her survivors are; 1 son, Alan Mozier & his dear friend Jan Nelson of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Lisa & Eric Pistorius of Jerseyville and Judy Mozier of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Hansen, Heather Pinter (Gary), Tyler Pistorius and David Mozier; 2 great grandchildren, Mila Williams and Colin Pinter; and 1 sister, Betty & Dick Thurston of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by; Parents, Brother, Robert Cope; Step-Father, Fred Schultz; and Step-Brother, Eldon Schultz. Per her request a private service has been held with Rev. Don Stribling officiating. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey Community Hospital Emergency Room Expansion.

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(2aa) Archibald "Arch Cope and Elizabeth L. (Lofton) Cope's daughter Beulah Cope was born in 1892 in Jersey County, IL, and died 10-3-1961. She married George W. Bowers Sr. born in 1884, and died 11-14-1942. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. George W. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers Sr. had these children-Helen F. Bowers, Floyd Bowers, Robert "Kenny" Bowers, Emma Bowers, Mildred V. Bowers, Lela Mae Bowers, Paul Bowers, George W. Bowers Jr., James R. Bowers, Lois Marcella Bowers, and Charles Bowers.

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(1aaa) George Washington Bowers, Sr. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers's daughter Helen F. (Bowers) Kinsey's obituary - Helen F. Kinsey, 89, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Jersey County, Ill., and was the daughter of George W. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers, now deceased. She was formerly married to William O. Kinsey of Alton. They were married Jan. 12, 1952, in Pittsfield. She was a packer at Mobil Chemical in Jacksonville, Ill., for 15 years and retired in 1987. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Sue Akers of Hillsboro, Mo., Crystal and Steven Kruep of Hillsboro and Melody Ann Buckingham of Marian Heights, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Dugger of Jerseyville; two brothers, Robert "Kenny" and Dorothy Bowers of Jerseyville and Floyd and Marilyn Bowers of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and infant sister, Lela Mae Bowers; and brothers, Paul, George, James R. and Charles Bowers. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, with the Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be to the family. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aaa) George W. Bowers Sr. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers's son George Washington Bowers, Jr.'s obituary - George Washington Bowers, Jr., 84 of Cooper, passed away Wednesdsay, November 17th in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 21st, at the First United Methodist Church in Cooper with Ministers, LeRoy Reaves, Ed Dodd, Steve Cook and Doug Wintermute officiating and interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM Saturday night at the funeral home. Mr. Bowers was born in Macoupin County, Ill., May 23, 1926. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. George Washington Bowers, Sr., served in the US Navy during WW II in the Pacific. He was Newman Electric Plant Manager, Garland Power & Light and had lived in Delta County since 1990. Survivors: Wife: Delma Bowers, Cooper; Sons & Daughter-in-Laws: Michael & Liz Bowers, Rowlette Stephen & Sheilah Bowers, Garland, Doug & Pam Wintermute, Longview, Dalen & Lisa Wintermute, Trophy Club, Dohrman & Francie Wintermutte, North Richand Hills. Daughters & Son-in-Laws: Pauletta & Ronnie Scchrick, Garland, Diane & Scotty Stegall, Cooper, Delaine & Tom Fast, Garland and Delinda Leatherwood, Cooper. 3 Brothers: Floyd Bowers, Jerseyville, Ill, Kenneth Bowers, Jerseyville, Ill and James Randall Bowers, Tulsa, OK. Sisters: Helen Kinsey, Jerseyville, Ill aand Lois Dugger, Carrollton-Ill. 18 grand children; 11 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers dontations can be made to the American Heart Association or Charity of your choice. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Mildred Gross, Emma Dugger and brothers, Paul Bowers & Charles Bowers. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville in Charge of Local arrangements.

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(3aaa) George W. Bowers Sr. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers's daughter Mildred V. Bowers was born in 1917 and died in 1982. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She married Claude A. Gross. He was born in 1913 and died in 1988. He is also buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Claude A. Gross and Mildred V. (Bowers) Gross had these children-Doris I. Gross, Donald Eugene Gross, Lela Gross, and Claudia Gross.

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(1aaaa) Claude A. Gross and Mildred V. (Bowers) Gross's daughter Doris I. (Gross) Christiansen"s obituary - Doris I. Christiansen, 74, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Jersey County to Claude and Mildred (Bowers) Gross. Her marriage to Arden C. Christiansen took place June 14, 1964, in Jerseyville. He died Nov. 5, 2007. She had been a bookkeeper at White-Cutting Insurance Co. in Jerseyville and a medical records transcriptionist at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville and Order of Eastern Star Plainview Chapter 665. She was a Rainbow Mother Advisor. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Julie Christiansen of Jerseyville; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Charles Taylor of Ballwin, Mo.; grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor-Bohm and husband, Steve, Peggiann Christiansen-Murphy and husband, Jason, Lori Christiansen and Jason Taylor; great-grandchildren, Isaac Albert Bohm, Jacob Arden Bohm, Addisyn Jayde Murphy and Cameron Ray Gittings; brother, Donald Eugene and Marian Gross Sr. of Jerseyville; and sisters, Lela and Ronald Ferguson and Claudia and Jimmy Vaughn, all of Jerseyville. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Benjamin Charles Taylor. Visitation will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, with an Eastern Star service at 1 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 until service time at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the First Baptist Church, both in Jerseyville. The Revs. Brent Meyer, Clay Noah and Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville.

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(4aaa) George W. Bowers Sr. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers's son Robert Kenneth Bowers's obituary - Robert Kenneth Bowers died, Jerseyville. Robert Kenneth Bowers was born June 2, 1924 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He died, age 88, at 12:45 a.m. January 23, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. He was the son of George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr. (Both Deceased). He married June Swift, later married: Marion J. Brodd (she died November 15, 1990) and then he later married Dorothy Ellen Hambleton Hartman June 14, 2003 in East Alton, Illinois. He was a Retired Teamster Truck Driver and had later worked at Farm & Home Supply and Walmart, both in Jerseyville. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Wood River and Jerseyville Moose Lodge #695 where he served as Legion of the Moose. His survivors are; wife, Dorothy Ellen Hartman-Bowers of Jerseyville; son, Kenneth Edward Bowers of Nevada; Step-children, JoEllen Extrom of Swansea, Illinois, Richard Hartman of Hutchinson, Kansas, Cathy Marshall of East Alton & Ruth Menz of East Alton; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister, Lois Dugger of Carrollton;brother, Floyd & Marilyn Bowers of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: Parents, 2 Infant Daughters, 1 Infant Son, Wife, Sisters: Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and Helen Kinsey. Brothers: Paul, George, James Randall and Charles Bowers. Per his request his body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Memorial visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Military Rites conducted at the Funeral Home by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 with Rev. Pam Laing officiating. In Liu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Wood River.

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(5aaa) George W. Bowers Sr. and Beulah (Cope) Bowers's daughter Lois Marcella (Bowers) Dugger's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Lois Marcella Dugger, 96, died at 8:26 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. Born October 1, 1919, in Grafton, Illinois, she was the daughter of George W. and Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, both deceased. She married Loren E. Dugger on March 5, 1940, in Jerseyville. Lois was a hairdresser for 12 years, She retired in 1983 from Mobil Chemical in Jacksonville. Lois enjoyed gardening and she did a lot of canning and making jelly. She loved to spend time with her family. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. Survivors include daughter, Sandra K. Clothier of Carrollton, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd and Marilyn Bowers of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Ann Dugger, daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Carl Flanagan, son-in-law, James Clothier, grandson, Keith Flanagan, sisters, Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and Helen Kinsey; brothers, Paul, Robert, George, James and Charles Bowers. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 at the church. Rev. Larry Hayes will offiiciate. BURIAL will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Assembly of God Church. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(12a) James and Mahalia "Haley" (Whisman) Cope's son - John Cope, died 01-12-1925. John Cope died at home Jan. 12, son of James and Mahala Cope born near Jerseyville on Sept. 27, 1860. 64 years. Married on March 14,1884 to Lillie Jeanette Dowdall. Leaves, wife and children, Albert Cope of Alton, Mrs. Edith White of St. Louis., Mrs. Ethel Fuller, Clinton Cope, Mrs. Violet Patton and Marie Cope. Nine grandchildren. Funeral from home by Rev. J. F. Glotfelty. Burial in IOOF Cemetery.

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John Cope's wife - Lilly Jeanette (Dowdall) Cope, died 05-06-1928. Lilly Jeanette Dowdall Cope born at Grafton Dec. 20, 1863 died May 6. 65 years. Married John Cope of Jerseyville March 14, 1884. He preceded her. Six children; Albert J. Cope of Alton, Marie Cope, Edith White of St. Louis, Clinton Cope, Viola Patton, Ethyl Fuller all of whom survive. 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters Mrs. Thomas O'Neil of St. Louis and Mrs. John Tonkinson of Grafton, Edward Dowdall of Osage , MO. Presbyterian church. All of her life in Jersey Co.

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(1aa) John A. and Lilly Jeanette (Dowdall) Cope's daughter - Mildred Marie (Cope) Maxwell, died 01-09-1982. The funeral of Mildred Marie Maxwell, 78 of La Marque, Texas was conducted Monday afternoon from Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Leonard Todd. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery, Grafton. She died at 12:05 am on January 9 at St. Mary's hospital in Galveston, Texas After a lengthy illness. Mrs. Maxwell was a retired civil service worker from Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Born June 28, 1903 in Grafton, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Lily Jeanette Dowdall Cope. Her survivors are her husband, Harry Maxwell of La Marque; two sisters Edith Whyte of La Marque and Ethel Fuller of Alton; nieces and nephews. Her parents, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

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(2aa) John A. and Lilly Jeanette (Dowdall) Cope's daughter - Viola (Cope) Patton, Mar 1947: Mrs. Viola Cope Patton, wife of Calvin Patton, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, March 23 at four-fifteen o'clock at her home at Grafton of cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Patton had been suffering from high blood pressure for some time. Sunday afternoon she expressed a desire for a bottle of soda and her son, Gilbert, had left the home to get the refreshment for his mother. During his absence Mrs. Patton called to a neighbor to have her daughter, Mrs. Lowell Skeens, to come to the Patton home. When Mrs. Skeens arrived she found her mother unconscious in a chair. A physician was summoned but death occurred within a short time.

Mrs. Patton was born on a farm near Jerseyville, nov. 22, 1889. She had resided at Grafton most of her life. Surviving Mrs. Patton in addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Skeens, are two sons, William Russell and Calvin Gilbert Patton of Grafton; one Brother Clinton Cope of Jerseyville and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Maxwell of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Edith White of Jerseyville and Mrs. Clifford Fuller of East Alton. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 25, at the Grafton Methodist church and burial was in the American Legion cemetery at Grafton.

(3) John and Margaret "Marjorie" (Bostian) Cope's son Lewis (Lute) Cope was born March 7, 1821 in Greene County, Illinois. He died March 26, 1890 in Neosho, Missouri. Lewis Cope married Nancy Bullard, born March 1821 in Kentucky, and died in 1884. They married on November 21, 1844. Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope had these children-Nathan Cope, Andrew C. Cope, Elmira Cope, Catherine Cope, Arch Cope, Oliver Cope, John Cope, Marion Cope, Louis E. Cope, Ecornelia Cope, and Verlena Cope.

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(1a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son Nathan Cope was born 6-9-1852 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-28-1934. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Julia Ann Henson 12-16-1875 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1852 and died 12-18-1940. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Nathan and Julia Ann (Henson) Cope had these children-Arch Cope, George Cope, Bertha Cope, Walter Cope, and Clyde Cope.

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(1aa) Nathan and Julia Ann (Henson) Cope's son George Cope was born in Jersey County, IL. He married Lottie Frazer 12-1-1909 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1aaaa) George and Lottie (Frazer) Cope's granddaughter and their daughter Imogene (Cope) Stone's daughter Charlotte F. (Stone) Wallace's obituary - Charlotte F. Wallace, 75, passed away at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton. She was born May 27, 1934, in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late Eldon and Imogene (Cope) Stone. She married Carl Wallace Sr. on Jan. 12, 1957, in Jerseyville. He survives. She was a manager in the candy department at Sears for over 10 years. She worked at Lewis and Clark Restaurant in the salad department for over 10 years. In 1980, she and her husband purchased No Man's Land in East Alton and she worked there until her retirement in 1993. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, George and Lottie Cope.

Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carl "Ed" and Lauri Wallace Jr. of St. Louis; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Walter of East Alton; three grandchildren, Melissa Walter and her fiance, Mike Bock, Chris Walter and Lance Wallace; a great-granddaughter, Lillian Ann Bock; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Leroy Cox of White Hall; a half brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Stone of St. Louis; her half sisters, Mary Marmino of Troy, Linda Emmons of Brighton, Virginia Hendricks and her husband, Dennis, of Alton and Frances Ingold of Ridgeway, Ill.; a stepsister and her husband, Pat and Gary Frazier of St. Louis; her sisters-in-law, Dee Dee Wallace of Alton, Marilyn Perdun and her husband, Sonny, of Jerseyville, Myrna Landon and her husband, Harold, of Carlinville and Barbara Eddings and her husband, John, of Springfield; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Riley and Joan Wallace of Las Vegas and Loren and Barb Wallace of Quincy, Ill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Stone; two half brothers, David Marmino and Mike Marmino; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Wallace. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12. Pastor Pam Laing will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials are suggested to Saint Anthony's Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.

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(2aa) Nathan and Julia Ann (Henson) Cope's son Walter J. Cope was born 5-26-1876 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-23-1945. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He marred Anna Jilek 6-4-1913 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery.

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(2a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son Andrew C. Cope was born in 1848 in Jersey County, IL.

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(3a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's daughter Elmira Cope was born in 1855 in Jersey County, IL. She married Oliver Piper 4-10-1870 in Jersey county, IL.

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(4a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's daughter Catherine Cope was born in 1846 in Jersey County, IL.

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(5a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son Arch Cope was born in 1861 in Jersey County, IL.

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(6a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son Oliver Cope was born in 1844 in Jersey County, IL.

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(7a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son John Cope was born in 1845 in Jersey County, IL.

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(8a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's Marion Cope was born in 1867 in Jersey County, IL.

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(9a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's daughter Ecornelia Cope was born in 1866 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's daughter Verlena Cope was born in 1859 in Jersey County, IL.

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(11a) Lewis (Lute) and Nancy (Bullard) Cope's son Lewis E. Cope was born in 1870 in Jersey County, IL.

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