SUMMER SHADE – Edalene Page Hope, age 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 17, 2021, surrounded by family at T J Samson Hospital. She was born February 22, 1926, in the Oak Hill community in Monroe County, KY to the late Grady and Evie Davis Page. In 1944, she married Harry Gladwell Hope, who preceded her in death in 2004. They were married 60 years.
She was a wonderful neighbor, friend to many, known for her quick wit, and loved by all. She was a member of the Willow Shade Church of Christ, Summer Shade Homemakers Club, and Metcalfe County Democratic Women’s Club for many years. “Ma” was always cooking and preparing for others and welcomed everyone in her home.
She is survived by two children, Bonnie Gail Hope Froggett and husband Henry, and Richard “Rick” Allen Hope and wife Kaye, both of Summer Shade; six grandchildren, Laura Hope Froggett Rigdon (Tim), William “Billy” Myers Froggett (Sherry), Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Froggett Walters (Manuel, Jr), Melanie Page Hope Edwards (Randy Phelps), Jane Ellen Hope Reece (Jeff), and Kacy Ann Hope-Davis (Will); 9 great-grandchildren, Matt Rigdon (Caitlin), Sarah Rigdon (Seth Herrington), Taylor Froggett Ferrell (Jon), Baley Froggett, Grant and Jake Edwards, Camryn, and Kinsley Reece, and Anna Walters; several step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Granddaughter Jane Ellen said it best – “There is a little bit of her in all of us.”
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband, were 6 sisters, Velma Nichols, Thelma Martin, Holda Billingsley, Orene Garmon, Dora Henry, and Louise Page; and three brothers, Burford Page, Finis Page, and Ira Page.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, November 20 after 8:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00.
Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery. Face masks are recommended.