Thelma L. Pope


Thelma Lenora Pope, age 102, of Lamar, Mo., passed away February 6, 2019, at Cox Barton County Hospital.
Thelma was born September 7, 1916, in Jasper, Mo., to Fred W. Pugh and Lenora (Budd) Pugh. Thelma graduated from Jasper High School in the class of 1937.
Thelma married Gay Route Pope on September 3, 1938, at Jasper Methodist Church.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Jasper Farmers Exchange for over 30 years. She began teaching Sunday school at Blue Sunday School, and later at Jasper First Baptist Church, for over 50 years; was a member of Jasper First Baptist Church.
Thelma is survived by one son, Richard "Dick" (Linda) Pope, Jasper, Mo.; a daughter, Saundra Loveall, Lamar; five grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Dittmer, Kansas City, Mo., Rick (Tracee) Pope, Liberty, Mo., Gina (James) Hatfield, Jasper, Jennifer (Matt) Coats, Billings, Mo., Rob (Stacy) Pope, Jasper; nine great-grandchildren, Zac Dittmer, Mason Hatfield, Halle Dittmer, Madelyn Hatfield, NIck Pope, Nolan Coats, Austin Pope, Eli Coats, Brooklyn Pope.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Fred Walter Pugh and Lenora Pugh; her husband, Gay Pope; siblings, Frank Pugh, Phil Pugh, Helen McClintock, Walt Pugh, Raymond Pugh and Daisy Cook; and a son-in-law, Kenny Loveall.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at Jasper First Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Waters Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday at Jasper Baptist Church.
Contributions are suggested to the Jasper Baptist Church or Waters Cemetery, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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