Sterling: - Virginia M. Pope, 75, of 1408 Sixth Ave., Sterling died Thursday, May 13, 1999 at CGH Medical Center.

Mrs. Pope was born June 17, 1923 in Walnut to Carl and Florence (Griffin) Gustafson. She married Jack W. Pope on Feb. 13, 1943, in Tampico.

She was preceded in death by four brothers.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Larry (Betty) Pope of Sterling, and John W. Pope of Rock Falls; two brothers, Carl (Virginia) Gustafson, and Floyd (Ted) Gustafson of Walnut; three sisters, Alberta (Lyle) Peach of Princeton, Betty Christiansen of Front Royal, Va., and Elaine Curtis of Claremore, Okla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling with the Rev. Joseph Snider, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.

A memorial has been established to the American Heart Foundation.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, May 14, 1999 - Friday, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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