BOURBON – Katherine Florence Bope McCormick, 78, Warsaw, went home to be with her Heavenly Father at 8:45 p.m. July 15, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born June 16, 1936, in Columbus, Ohio, to Donald and Ethel Kibble Bope. On June 1, 1955, in Jacksonville, N.C., she married Donegal McCormick.
She was a resident of Indiana the past 48 years. She was a very faithful member of Warsaw Missionary Church.
She was a very well educated person. She was a 1954 graduate of Grandview High School, Grandview, Ohio. She furthered her education at Ohio State University as a “Buckeye,” and graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She earned a master’s degree from Indiana University in 1985, and was licensed to teach kindergarten through 12th grade. She even taught piano lessons at home to her grandchildren. She also taught at Lighthouse Christian Academy, Warsaw.
In her spare time she was a Mary Kay Consultant; she loved quilting, sewing, gardening, canning and, most of all, being “Grandma.”
One of the most notable characteristics was her love for her Lord and spreading the gospel through her love of music. Her smile was beautiful and will be greatly missed by all.
She was blessed and will be missed by many, especially her family who survive; seven children: Dennis (and spouse Brenda) McCormick, Bourbon; Erin (and spouse Dan) Burkey, Granger; Shannon (and spouse Allen) Kahler, Burbank, Ohio; Terry (and spouse Karen) McCormick, Bristol; Tara Eileen (and spouse Rodney) Bays, Mentone; Donovan (and spouse Melissa) McCormick, Elkhart; and Heather McCormick, Warsaw.; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Janice Bope (and spouse George) Trout, Wilmington, Ohio. Preceding her in death were her parents; twin sons, Barry and Karry; a grandson, Corey; and a sister, Carolyn Bope Johnson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warsaw Missionary Church, 1849 E. Springhill Road, Warsaw, with the Rev. Kenneth Chupp of the church officiating.
Calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials to the family to assist with expenses or to Warsaw Missionary Church in her memory.
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