Local resident turns 100
Verna Heald Cope celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 14 at her home with family and friends. She has lived in Fairfield Township with William L. Cope Jr (deceased in 2002), and has resided in their home for 79 years. Verna has maintained her birthright membership with the Religious Society of Friends, mostly with Middleton Friends, and active on various committees. She and Bill had four children. Two were able to celebrate with her as well as a couple granddaughters. Verna was a 4-H advisor for over 20 years with the Fairfield Sunshine Sisters, was a facilitator and host with Friendly Town program, and also worked for Hawkins Plumbing in East Fairfield for several years.