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Obituaries

Obituaries

John H. Hope Sr. 1925 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for John H. Hope Sr., 82, Lawrence, will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.Mr. Hope died Monday, July 23, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. He had lived in Lawrence since 1991.He was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Concordia, the son of Hugh Allen and Elizabeth McKee Hope. He grew up in Hunter. He graduated in 1948 from Washburn University, where he was president of his fraternity, Kappa Sigma, student body president and a member of the Sagamore Club.Mr. Hope served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for the Kansas Securities Commission and Kansas Insurance Department. He later worked as compliance commissioner with Waddell Reed Inc. in Topeka and retired in 1987. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a board member of Jayhawk AAA and the Douglas County Agency on Aging. He was a past president of the Senior Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer at the Lawrence Visitor Center. He was an avid fan of Washburn and Kansas University athletics.He married Mary Frances Flenneken in 1948. She died in March 1990. He married Mary Hermann in November 1991 in Lawrence. She survives, of the home. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Sue, in 1957.Other survivors include a son, John Hugh Jr., Andover; a daughter-in-law, Linda; two grandchildren, Brad and Mary Jo; two stepdaughters, Mary Pat Jacobson and husband Mike, Lawrence, and Cathy Madl and husband Jim, Tecumseh; a stepson, Chuck Hermann and wife Carol, Longmont, Colo.; and three stepgrandsons, Willie Madl and Alex and Ryan Jacobson.A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.The family suggests memorials to the church, Washburn University or Topeka Helping Hands Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Hope.