Dorothy “Doris” Pope, 85, of Jacksonville, IL died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012 at VA Illiana Health Care in Danville. She was born on October 7, 1926 in Springfield, IL 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 United States Army Veteran serving from 1952-1960. She worked in Food Services at McMurray College and Barton W. Stone Christian Home. She attended St. Katharine Drexel Parish -Sacred Heart Church in Springfield.
She was survived by a brother, James R. Kohlbeker of West Palm Beach, FL.
Visitation: 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. A second visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral mass on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Paul Habing officiating.
Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
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