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Mary K. (Dowell) Pope

April 28, 1936 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 83)



Mary K. Pope, age 83, of DeGraff, Ohio passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio April 28, 1936, to the late Henry and Gladys (Byer) Dowell. Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Dowell, Jim Dowell, Charles Dowell and Patricia Plikerd and great grandchildren, Liam Pope and Knox Pope.

On December 23, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana she married Eugene “Gene” Pope and he survives. She is also survived by her sons, Ronald (Pam) Pope of DeGraff, Jerry (Mary) Pope of West Liberty, Ohio, Steve (Kim Kies) Pope of DeGraff, and Alan (Tonya) Pope of Quincy, Ohio; grandchildren, Heidi (Matt), Heather (Chad), Hollie (Scott), Shane (Tiffany) Kimmie (Tim), Stevie (Aimee), Brandon (Jessica), Carrie (Jamie), Brittany (Josh), Zachary, Scottie (Jamie), Justin (Nicole), and Ethan (Sammy); twenty nine great grandchildren, with one on the way; a great-great grandchild on the way and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was the most loving wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She loved spending time with her family, especially cooking and hosting large family dinners. Mary enjoyed playing Bingo, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, watching the “Golden Girls” and most of all, trying to keep Gene in line. All who loved and knew Mary will miss her.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.

Pastor Ray Headings along with Patrick Plikerd, will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Fairview Cemetery in Quincy.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the family asks that you be symptom free and keep social distancing if attending Mary’s services.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.



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April 29, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of DeGraff
210 W. Hayes St.
DeGraff, OH 43318

Funeral Service
April 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of DeGraff
210 W. Hayes St.
DeGraff, OH 43318


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