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Howard Shope

August 15, 1922 — August 10, 2010

Howard A. "Pone" Shope, 88, of Catlettsburg, now rests peacefully with the Lord after his passing Friday evening, Aug. 27, 2010, in Community Hospice Care Center.

Mr. Shope was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late George W. Shope and Virginia Collins Shope. Howard retired from Armco Steel where he worked in the Steam and Power Department. He enjoyed fishing and making lures and loved spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Left behind is Howard's loving wife of 72 years, Suzanne "Granny" Sloan Shope; a son, Jim Shope and his wife, Pat, of Russell, Ky.; three daughters, Patty Shope, Helen Siders and Judy Eaton and her husband, the late Bob Eaton, all of Catlettsburg; a brother, Fred Shope (Sandra) of Chesapeake, Ohio; a sister, Edna McDowell of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren Tammy Shope of Catlettsburg, Howard Siders (Kellie) of Bessemer City, N.C., Jim Siders (Ranee) of Catlettsburg, Jason Eaton (Melissa) of Virginia and Melissa Eaton (Eddie Peterman Jr.) of Ashland; and great-grandchildren Robert and Brianna Whitaker and Hannah, Jake, Grace, Alex and Shaylee Siders.

Also preceding in death were two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services celebrating Howard A. Shope's life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Mike Blankenship will bring a message of comfort and Mike Neal will read Scripture and a eulogy. Final rest will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Casket bearers will be Eddie Peterman Jr., Jason Eaton, Howard Siders, James Siders, Robert Whitaker and Gary Bowen.

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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