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Thelma "Louise" Hope

July 16, 1926 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 93)

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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 bon 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. 

   A memorial has been established for Dialysis Clinic, INC in Macon Missouri  and may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.  Online condolences may be left at

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May 9, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Graveside Service
May 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield


Dialysis Clinic, INC
Macon MO

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