Sharon M. Cope of Dresher, PA, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2020, at her home. She was born Sharon M. Roscher on November 4, 1935, in Yorktown, Iowa, the daughter of the late Ruth M. Loyd and Samuel E. Roscher. She graduated from Clarinda High School - Valedictorian. After graduation she moved east to Freeport, Long Island, and began working as as bookkeeper at Topp's in New York City. On a trip with her girlfriends to Atlantic City, New Jersey, she met Fred W. Cope. They were married on May 4, 1958, moved to Pennsylvania, and celebrated 58 years of marriage before Fred's passing on August 9, 2016. Sharon worked for Roslyn Supply Company for over 18 years, when she retired in 2000.
She leaves behind 2 children; Janine Norman (James Norman) and Donna Cope (Thomas DePalantino). Besides her 2 daughters and "sons", she is survived by her sister, Barbara (Richard) Hughes, and her brothers, Eugene (Eleanor) Loyd and Walter (Alvera) Loyd, and several nieces and nephews. However, she loved all her grand "fur" babies.
Sharon and Fred loved to travel, especially cruising. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Alaska, South America, Panama Canal (and many more locations), they managed to travel around the world!
Sharon was very active with Friendship Assembly #162 Rainbow Girls, and held the office Mother Advisor for many years. She was a member of Morning Light Chapter #312, Order of Eastern Star, for over 50 years and was a Past Matron (2014-2015). Sharon was very active with O.E.S. fund raising and Bingo held at the Masonic Village in Warminster, as well as the Southeastern Veterans' Center in Spring City, PA. She was very fond of and will miss her Rainbow Girls, O.E.S. Sisters, and JSGG Ladies.
A celebration of life is being planned for either September or October of 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Sharon's memory to the Southeastern Veterans' Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Spring City, PA 19475.
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