Mike E. Cope age 57, of Cridersville died Sat. March 29 at his residence. He was born Dec. 30, 1956 in Lima to Daniel H. and Icie Irene Fickle Cope who preceded him in death.
Mr. Cope was a member of VFW Post 1275 and American Legion Post 96. He served in both the U. S. Army and Navy.
Survivors include his former wife Margaret Mullins Cope of Cridersville, son Joe Cope of Cridersville, daughter: Christina Cope of Allegane, MI, 3 grandchildren: Espn Wolfe and Bentley Wolfe of Wapak and Serenity Cope of Cridersville; 2 brothers: Rex and Carl Cope both of Lima and 3 sisters: Cheryl Cope of Ottawa, Mary Bartley of Virginia and Danette (Dave) Hiltbrunner of Plymouth, OH.
Mike was preceded in death by a daughter Amanda Cope, a brother James Arthur Cope and 3 sisters: Nancy Cope, Toni Fuerst and Thomasina Cope.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral service will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 5 at the funeral home with Pastor Arnold Wright officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm