Howard Preston Cope

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Howard Preston Cope, 85 of Bellevue, passed away on July 16, 2014 at Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati, OH. Howard was a parking attendant for the Olympic Parking Garage, Cincinnati. Attended the First Baptist Church of Bellevue. Loved telling jokes, playing bingo, cards and keno. Howard was a hard worker and loved his family and friends. Howard was born March 10, 1929 in Berea, KY to the late Jesse Cope and Lizzie Miller Cope. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rubin, Wilbern, Colonel, and Anderson. Sisters, Martha, Annie, and Ruth. Survived by his Wife, Cathy (nee Maines) Cope of Bellevue, KY, Son, Don (Marsha) Cope of Mason, OH, step-sons, Mark (Kathy) Maines of Alexandria, KY, step-son, David (Michelle) Swaw, Bellevue, KY, Daughter, Cheryl Maness of Cincinnati, OH, Daughter, Bonnie (Late Tommy) Burton of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Daughter, Elizabeth Darlene (Gary) Frey of Oregon, OH, Brother, Phillip Cope of Franklin, OH, 12 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren,14 Great Grandchildren,and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Kentucky. Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, with Rev. Mike Eiras, officiating. Burial will take place in the Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown, Ohio. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Blue Ash, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH. 45242. Online condolences can be given at

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Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home
241 Fairfield Ave Bellevue, KY 41073
(859) 491-4500
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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from July 19 to July 20, 2014