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Venita M. Pope

Venita Mae Ashabranner Pope, 83, New Albany, died Friday, May 15, 2015.
Born July 29, 1931, in New Albany, she was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Anna Bowen Ashabranner.
She retired from the former Fair Department Store and was a member of Silver Street United Methodist Church in New Albany.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Pope, and three siblings, Agnes Irene Schaffer, Russell Ashabranner and John Ashabranner Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Gary and Steven Pope; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 20, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, May 21, after 10 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany.
Funeral: Thursday, May 21, at noon at the funeral home with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Silver Street United Methodist Church, 413 Silver Street, New Albany, IN 47150.