Mrs. Virginia L. Cope, 82, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Wednesday, January 9, 2008.
She was born April 5, 1925, to Arthur and Pearl Renner Dailey in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. She was united in marriage to James F. Cope on July 8, 1943, a union which was blessed with four daughters and two sons. Mrs. Cope was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain City United Methodist Church, where she was formerly involved with the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid reader and was known for her flowering gardens and home cooking.
Mrs. Cope will be missed by her four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Aldan Newman and Sandy Reynolds-Turner and Dean Turner, all of Fountain City; Kristi and Tom Cummings, of Brownsburg and Kim and Rob Spurrier, of Centerville; her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Yvonne Cope, of Fountain City; her daughter-in-law, Bobbi Cope-Brown, of St. Croix; 16 grandchildren, David and Linda J. Newman, Jennifer and Paul Moore, Jeremy and Becky Reynolds, Susan Reynolds, Sara and Mark Strate, Morgan Cope-Little and Byron Little, Erich Cope, Maggie Cope, Barney Barnhart, Elizabeth and Jim Summers, Lucas and Stefanie Cope; Amanda and Matt Pinkston, Jessica and Ty Cole, Mary and Kevin Mitchell, Caitlyn Cummings and Samantha Spurrier, 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty McGarey, of New York, New York; a brother, Jack Renner and his wife, Ellen, of Somerset, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James F. Cope, on June 25, 1980; a son, Billy Ray Cope, on July 2, 1997; two sisters and one brother.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Jim Truelove at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 11, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Early Learning and Family Literacy Center, 315 NW 3rd Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.