Dorothy "Doris" Pope, 85, of Jacksonville, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at VA Illiana Health Care in Danville.
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She was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Springfield, to Edmund M. and Virginia Pletz Kohlbecker. She married Andrew H. Pope in 1971, and he preceded her in death in 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, Eugene Kohlbecker.
Doris was a resident of Jacksonville since 1969. She was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1952-1960. She worked in Food Services at MacMurray College and Barton W. Stone Christian Home. She attended St. Katharine Drexel Parish -Sacred Heart Church in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Staab Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. A second visitation will be at Sacred Heart Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Paul Habing officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors. To leave condolences visit StaabObituary.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 2, 2012