Ruth Cope
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Ruth Cope, 91, of Benton passed away at 4:40 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and formerly worked as a clerk at Rodney’s IGA grocery store.

She is survived by her son, Lynn Cope and wife Donna of Benton; five grandchildren, Jerilyn Lampkins of Benton, Laura Pea of Benton, Jeff Cope of Benton, Tina Cook of Murray and Denny Cope of Benton; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Solon Ray Cope; one son, Jerry Ray Cope; one grandchild; three brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were Ed Burkhart and Laura Ollie Roach Burkhart.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn officiated and burial followed in the Oak Level Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the: Oak Level Cemetery Fund or New Harmony Baptist Church, 4817 Symsonia Highway, Benton, KY 42025.

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