Betty J. Cope Sumney

Born: Thu., May 7, 1931
Died: Mon., Jul. 23, 2012

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Betty J. Cope Sumney, 81, of Angola, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012 at Lakeland Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Angola, Indiana. She retired from Ingersall-Rand of Angola, Indiana. She was a member of the Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, Indiana; attended Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Indiana; was a Big Sister, volunteered for the Cameron Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Angola and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies. She was born May 7, 1931 to Harry and Esma (Nodine) Vaughn in Steuben County, Indiana. She married William R. "Bill" Sumney on March 3, 2007. Mrs. Sumney is survived by her husband William R. "Bill" Sumney of Angola; one step-son Ross and Tami Sumney of Angola, two step-daughters Lisa and Kevin Stockwell of Hudson, Barb and Steve Schroeder of Zionsville; one brother Harry Vaughn of Marietta, GA; one sister Dessie Shackleford of Montgomery, Michigan; 2 grandchildren Shawn Cope of Fremont; Christine Brandanger of Minnesota; three step-grandchildren Kyle Stockwell, Laura Stockwell and Heidi Schroeder and one great-granddaughter Amanda Cope. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Delbert Cope on June 16, 2004; one son Jerry Cope, two daughters Linda Brandanger and Cynthia "Sam" Junot; one grand daughter Daniel Brandanger; four sisters and 10 brothers. Services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, July 27, 2012 at Fairview Missionary Church with Rev. Norman Fuller and Pastor Wayne Berkesch officiating. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana. Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Fairview Missionary Church, Angola. Memorials may be given to Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, Indiana, Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Indiana and Cameron Hospice and Home Health, Angola.

Memorials may be given to Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, Indiana; Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Indiana and Cameron Hospice and Home Health, Angola, Indiana.

2:00PM to 4:00PM on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at Fairview Missionary Church (map/driving directions)

6:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at Fairview Missionary Church (map/driving directions)

In-state at 7:00PM, Service at 11:00AM at Fairview Missionary Church on Friday, July 27th, 2012 (map/driving directions)

Jamestown Cemetery
Fremont, IN (map/driving directions)

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Sheri & Dave Thomson, Coty Crawford and Haley Crawford - July 24th, 2012 at 4:35pm - Email
We'll miss you Aunt Betty!

Karla - July 25th, 2012 at 10:38am - Email
Betty will be remembered as such a wonderful, caring, giving lady. She brought much joy to many lives. Amanda has said how she always told her how proud she was of her. Amanda misses her dearly. Prayers for her and the family in dealing with the loss of a great person. Heaven has received a true gift.

Mary Douglass - July 25th, 2012 at 2:47pm - Email
Thinking of you and sending prayers. With Sympathy, Mary Douglass

Meg - July 25th, 2012 at 6:20pm - Email
Rest in peace Betty, You were my friend , neighbor and co-worker. I drive by your former house everydayand I still can see you out working in your yard. You were my insperation, we had a lot of fun together. I will surely miss you. With all the tragedy in your life you still thought of others, I was so hoping for years of happiness with Bill. YOu so deserved it. You were a great Lady

Steve L. Parsons - July 25th, 2012 at 6:37pm - Email
I worked with Betty for alot of years . She was one of the kindest people I have ever met . She will be missed by many . Rest in peace sweet Betty .

Shelly Hansen - July 26th, 2012 at 9:04am - Email
Uncle Bill and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May you look to God for brighter and happier tomorrows.

Carolyn Parker - July 26th, 2012 at 4:07pm - Email
Betty was loved by many at work.she always was kind to everyone and loved her family and friends.Always kind,considerate,compassionate.She was a beautiful person,inside and out.It is times like this that we realize how short life is.Rest in peace Betty.

Shirley - August 8th, 2012 at 9:23pm - Email
God bless you Betty, you were and still a wonderful spirit. May you rest in peace.

Steven Snider - November 5th, 2012 at 7:24pm - Email
Mom, Robin, and I were very sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. I was thinking about the family today and the last conversation I had with Aunt Dessie and found this site online to send our condolances. May she rest in peace.