GREAT BEND — Richard F. Pope passed away on Feb. 1. Born Nov. 4, 1934, he was the son of Lyman and Cora (Spicer) Pope. He was a resident of Great Bend, formerly of Newark Valley, N.Y. On June 23, 1956, he married Joan D. Robinson. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters: Cathy (Stuart) Yetter of Newark Valley, N.Y., Lori (Colin) Hammeke of Great Bend, and Vicki (Charles) Spina of Larned; six grandchildren, Aaron (Becky) Hammeke, Daniel (Sally) Spina, Ryan (Megan) Hammeke, Jessica Spina, Abigail Hammeke, and Elizabeth Yetter; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Beth, and Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by granddaughter Lisa Joleen Hammeke.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date in Newark Valley, N.Y. MacPherson Funeral Home of Newark Valley, NY is in charge of the services. In lieu of flowers, local donations can be made in Richard’s name to Eldercare Inc., P.O. Box 1364, Great Bend, KS 67530 or Hospice Care of Kansas, 117 N. Washington, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 3, 2012*