Tom Pape

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ZALMA, Mo. --Tom Pape, 69, of Zalma passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Zalma, son of August and Eula May Thomas Pape. He and Linda Lingle were married June 5, 1960, at Zalma.

Tom was owner and operator of Pape Grocery in Zalma. He was the basketball coach for the Southeast Bulldogs.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael Pape of San Diego; a daughter, Missy Stotts of Zalma; two brothers, Connie Pape of Belleville, Ill., Mike Pape of Jackson; three sisters, Mary Lynn Baker and Sharon Holmes of Zalma, Jenny Lasters of St. Louis; and two grandchildren, Justin and Hunter Stotts of Zalma.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Trella Ward.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Bill Hatch and Dwight Hensley will officiate. Burial will be in Berrong Cemetery near Zalma with full military rites.