- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 17, 2009


Charlotte Corrinne Hope, a D.C. native and longtime suburban Virginia resident, died of breast cancer Jan. 12 at a hospice in Lancaster, Ohio. She was 84.

Mrs. Hope was born July 27, 1924, on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, six blocks west of the Capitol. Her father was Irving T. Headley, a D.C. policeman, and her mother was Clytie Headley Van Landingham, a seamstress at the old Woodward and Lothrop department store.

Mrs. Hope worked at the Navy Department during World War II where she met and married an Ohio sailor stationed there. Her husband of 64 years, Paul B. Hope, later became a reporter, national political correspondent and editorial writer for The Washington Star for 24 years. Mr. Hope then was an editorial writer for 11 years in the D.C. bureau of the Scripps Howard newspaper chain.

Mrs. Hope was a spinner and weaver, and served as a docent at Sully Plantation in Fairfax County. She also was a member of the Fairfax County Council of the Arts.

She lived with her family for more than 50 years in Springfield in Fairfax County. Mrs. Hope and her husband in 2006 moved to a log house near Corning, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband and four sons Jan, of Tega Cay, S.C.; Roger of Hemlock, Ohio; Jeffrey, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and Christopher, of McKinney, Texas. Mrs. Hope also is survived by a step-brother, Joseph Cipolari, of Alexandria; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday at the J.E. Humphrey funeral home in Shawnee, Ohio. The burial will be in Springer Cemetery, near Hemlock. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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