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“We were so sad to hear Lyla passed away. We are down south & if we'd been home we certainly would be hugging on you all...Lyla was such a fun...Read More »
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“Lila was a very nice neighbor who always hadgood things to say and share about life.We will miss her! Russ & Jane ”
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STERLING – Lyla Mae Pope, 90, of Sterling died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home. Lyla was born on May 27, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Rudolph and Gladys (Emmitt) Dettman. She married Daniel Pope on January 15, 1950 in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on November, 10, 2007. Lyla was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. A lifelong volunteer, Lyla served with the CGH Auxiliary for 45 years, only recently retiring in September 2019.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Michael) Dennis, Ann (Larry) Davis, and Lisa (Bill Weidel) Pope Johnson all of Sterling; one son, Jeffry (Roanna) Pope of Belle Fourche, SD; one sister, Joyce Book of Sterling; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as one great-great granddaughter, Lilah.

Lyla was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Dudley Pope; and two grandsons, Daniel and Heath Abell.

Visitation will be held from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 12pm at the church. Private family burial will be at Oak Knoll in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice & Home, or Immanuel Lutheran Church.