Shirley Mae Cope, nee Brown, 91, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Highland Park, Ill., born January 28, 1924, in Highland Park, Ill., passed away Friday afternoon, January 15, 2016, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Shirley was raised in Highland Park, Ill., and was fortunate to meet her husband there and build a house next door to her childhood home, moving to O'Fallon seven years ago. Shirley worked as a medical receptionist at a doctor's office. She and her husband Bill had great times golfing and travelling with their group of friends known as the "Lucky Club." She enjoyed knitting and sharing her homemade items with family and friends. Shirley lived a full life, and could brighten up any room with her smile and laughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Violet, nee Hutchinson, Brown; her brothers, Robert and Douglas Brown; and her sister, Gladys Hammond.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, William B. Cope of O'Fallon, Ill.; her daughters, Jill (Bob) Wicke of O'Fallon, Ill., and Lynne (Mark) Hennessey of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; her grandchildren, Scott (Maria) Wicke, Carrie (Patrick) Lechtenberger, and Colton (Hillary) Klein; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations are suggested to
. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at O'Fallon First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will begin at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the church with Pastor Ron Dickinson officiating.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 18, 2016