Rev. James L. Hape, 77, of Fort Branch, IN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct.
22, 2007 at St. Mary’s
Hospital in Evansville, IN.
He was born to the late
Everett and Georgia (Whitley) Hape on June 18th, 1930 in Evansville, IN.
He ministered at the Rosedale
Southern Baptist Church in FortBranch, what is now the Fort Branch Southern Baptist Church,
he retired after 35 years of devotion and service. Rev. Hape
was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion in Haubstadt, IN.
He is survived by his wife
Betty (Philpot) Hape and 3 children and their
spouses, Steve (Debbie) Hape of Memphis TN., Cindy
(Bill) Smith of Fort Branch, IN., and Jim Hape of Terre Haute, IN, 1 sister Marilyn (Jim) Berry of Edwardsville, IL. He
is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Nathan (Mary) Smith, Kayla (Jeremy) Aydt, and Shelby Smith, and 1 great grandchild Maliyah Smith.
Services will be on Thursday,
Oct. 25th at at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN., the Reverend Robert Nall
will officiate, burial will be in WalnutHillCemetery in Fort Branch, IN.
Visitation will be on
Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2007 from until at the