Donna Marie Cope

Nov 10 2013

82 year old Donna Marie Cope died Saturday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. A Graveside service and burial will be at West Mound Cemetery in Taylor, Michigan on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Michael Hale officiating. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to parents Edward and Mary (Lichtenscheid) Seivertson. She had many talents and professions as a hairdresser, floral and cake decorator. She and her husband Samuel Weimer owned and operated W&W Garage, a well known repair, paint and body shop in the Davie, Florida area between the 1960's and 2001. Nights and weekends they were professional dance teachers in a building adjacent to the repair shop, eventually opening Sam & Donna's Stardust Ballroom, also in Davie. So respected and well known they were invited to be in a movie, in which the story line was dancing, with Richard Harris and Robert Duval. Cope is predeceased by her husband William E. Sanders Jr. and former husband Samuel C. Weimer. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sue Gohs and her husband Richard of Jasper, Georgia. Sons: William E. Sanders III and his wife Daniela of Orlando, Florida; James E. Sanders of Columbus, Ohio. Grandchildren: Angela Close (Daryl), Jahnelle Sikes (Wiley), Jessica Sanders, Jaime Sanders and her fiance Carter Edwards, Christina Moshier, Elisha Sanders, Shayna Rabess (Jarome), Brandon Sanders, Jordan Sanders, Zack Sanders and Alex Sanders; 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Charlotte Schultz of Troy, Michigan and Audrey Morrell of Temecula, California. A host of nephews, nieces and cousins. Devoted friend and caregiver Elaine Cowart. Thankful mention of the Nurses, CNA's and staff at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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