Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann  Chope

CHOPE Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Chope, age 49, a lifelong resident of Upper Arlington, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 29, 2006 at her residence. She was born February 12, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Lois (Sherman) Chope. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School, Class of 1975, and from The Ohio State University with her degree in education. She also did graduate work at OSU in education and psychology. Most recently, she taught English as a second language at both Jones Middle School and Tremont Elementary School. She was a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Sawmill Athletic Club, and a former member of Columbus Ski Club. Betsy was also a dedicated runner, having completed several marathon races. Above all else, she was a loving daughter and sister and enjoyed spending time with her special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother David Chope, in 1977. Betsy is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Nick Whalen of Upper Arlington; brother, Charles Chope of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, David, Amanda, and Daniel Whalen; aunt, Joanne Chope (Joseph) Corsiglia of Cape Cod, MA; and cousins, Douglas Chope and Katherine Chope-Garcia. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2006 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Road, Upper Arlington, where the family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Lee Simcox will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026 in her memory. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting