Graveside services for Allegra Wramp Cope, 86, of Arcola will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 14 at Hollandale Cemetery. She died Friday December 12 at Indywood Estates in Cleveland. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mrs. Cope, the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Herman Wramp of Kekaha, Kauai, HI, was born June 17, 1928. She attended San Francisco College for Women. She married William DeLoach Cope of Hollandale, a U.S. Navy pilot she first met when he was stationed in Hawaii during World War II. They were married Sept. 4, 1946.
Mrs. Cope was a dedicated wife, supporting and actively participating in Mr. Cope’s endeavors: farming at Arcola Plantation, operating a cotton gin, raising a family, and many years of public service. She was active in the community serving in leadership roles in local women’s clubs, Arcola and Hollandale garden clubs, and the 4-H Clubs of Washington County. She led fundraising efforts for the Arcola Community Library and for numerous charitable organizations, and served in many parental support capacities for her three children. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hollandale.
Her hobbies and interests included fishing and traveling with Mr. Cope. Gardening was her favorite pastime and beautiful roses, especially yellow roses, were her specialty.
Mrs. Cope is survived by her husband of 68 years, DeLoach; daughter, Allegra Lea (Bill) Brigham of Columbus; daughter, Hilda Margaret (Kirkham) Povall of Cleveland; and William DeLoach (Missie) Cope Jr. of Arcola; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Sylvia Czarnetsky of Cleveland will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Palmer Home of Columbus, First United Methodist Church of Hollandale, or the individual’s favorite charity.