ADA — Joseph E. Pope, 75, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 6 p.m., at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. He was born on Dec. 22, 1938, in Dunkirk, to William and Nellie (Gillen) Pope and they preceded him in death. On April 17, 1965, he married Bonnie Lou Zurcher and she survives in Ada. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Jack Duffy officiating. It was his request to be cremated following the services. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 19, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.