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Saturday February 18th, 2017
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Frank Toner Shope

WHITE CITY - Frank T. Shope, 87,  died Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, at Diversicare of Council Grove.  He was born February 18, 1929, on the farm southwest of Kelso, KS, the son of Marvin T. and Violette K. (Picolet) Shope.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 18th, 2017, (Frank’s Birthday) at the Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer, with Rev. King Crawford, officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church, Saturday, from Noon until 1:15pm.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, west of White City.  Friends may call Friday evening from 5pm until 7pm at the Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.

As a baby he and his parents moved to Cimarron, KS; and in a dust storm June 1937, moved to White City.  He graduated from Stone Chapel School, and then helped his father farm till 1949.  He joined the Army National Guard from March 1949 until 1959.  He was an equipment mechanic, beginning with Peterson Ready Mix, then J.C. Ready Mix, Hankamer Ready Mix, and finally Meier's Ready Mix when he retired  (after 35 years) in 1992.  In his retirement he enjoyed farming, and mechanic work for himself and others.  He loved overhauling tractors, trucks, cars, (anything that needed a wrench) that was life to him.

He married Jo Ann Hansen on September 30, 1954, in Newton, KS; she survives of the home.  Also survived by two (2) sons: Charles Shope (wife-Vickey) of Lyons and Calvin Shope (wife-Gina of Manhattan, two (2) daughters: Nancy Drake of White City and Karen Clark of Lawton, OK, a sister Louise Miller of Junction City, nine (9) grandchildren,  and four (4) great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by their son: Carl Shope on January 23, 1992, two (2) brothers: Irving and John Shope, a sister Lena Pitts, and his parents. 

The family requests memorials, to the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Fund; and they may be sent in care of the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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Expression of Sympathy Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on February 17, 2017

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sabine and Auggie

Expression of Sympathy Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayers.

Kathy Garcia Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

God has gained another angel...Fly high Uncle Frank and pain free for eternity...Love you

Susie Guy Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss! Our prayers to all of you and JoAnn. He's running around heaven with all our loved ones.

Carolyn Miller King Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for you all at this time. So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Hoping the great memories of time spent together will help ease the pain of your loss. Thinking of you.

Ruth Roberts-Bundy and Family Feb 16 2017 12:00 AM