King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Thelma Hope, 93, of Fort Madison

Thelma Louise Hope, 93, of Fort Madison

Thelma “Louise” Hope, 93, of Ft. Madison and formerly of Brookfield, MO passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:28 PM at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital.

   She was born on July 16, 1926 in Green City, MO to Ozzie and Lou Bankes.  On December 5, 1946 she married Donald D. Hope in Kirksville, MO and he passed away on September 3, 2008.  Louise worked along side with her Husband at Hope Jewelry and Gifts and retired in 1990.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Brookfield, MO where she was very active in all aspects.   Louise enjoyed doing yard work and cooking especially for family gatherings.  She was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and the Brookfield Bulldogs.  She and Don volunteered on various committees and were very active throughout the years in Brookfield.

   Survivors include one son, Terry (Karen) Hope of Ft. Madison; one daughter in law, Diana (Kenny) Hope-Wemhoff who was married to Dennis and he passed away on February 9, 2002; nine grandchildren, Ben (Sara) Hope, Erin (Chad) Phelps, Jacob (Jessica) Hope, Andrew Hope, Monica (Sean) Miller, Natalie Hope, Todd Noll, Cody (Jade) Nabors, Dena (Dallas) Hodges; nineteen great grandchildren, Lola, Allee, Coye, Taylor, Lincoln, Jaxson,  Bentley, Rylie, Taylor, Karlee, Cameron, Joshua, DeLanee, Carter, Dayton, Lucy, Colten, Cannon, and Kelbi.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; her son Dennis and grandson in law, Greg Bunnell.

   A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield with Rev. Mandy Tarpening officiating.  The family will meet with friends from 10 AM until 11 AM prior to the graveside service at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield.  King-Lynk Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.

   A memorial has been established for Dialysis Clinic, INC in Macon Missouri and online condolences may be left at

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