PRESQUE ISLE – Kenneth B. Roope, 85, died Tuesday night, March 18, 2008, at Maine Veterans’ Home, Caribou. He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in West Chapman, the son of Boyd and Mabel (Eaton) Roope. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He worked as a farmer, was the road foreman and selectman for the town of Chapman, in which he plowed the roads for 16 years. He moved to Presque Isle in 1969 and worked for the City of Presque Isle Highway Department. Kenneth was a hard worker and a good father. He was a member of Squa Pan Outing Club, the Knights of Pythias, Mapleton, and the DAV. He was resident of the month for February at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (McPherson) Roope of Presque Isle; a son, Ron and his wife, Julie Roope, of Mapleton; two daughters, Lynn Maillett and her husband, Dan, of West Chapman, Rebecca Dean and her special friend, Kenneth McCausland, of Presque Isle; a brother, James Roope and his wife, Annis, of Castle Hill; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maynard and Joye Buck of Chapman; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Joyce Thomas of Presque Isle, and special nurses “angels” at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He was predeceased by an infant son, Danny. Relatives and friends may call 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at West Chapman Advent Christian Church. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Nathan Gardiner officiating. Spring interment will be at Southside Cemetery, Mapleton. Those who wish may make donations to West Chapman Advent Christian Church, 3466 West Chapman Road, Chapman, ME 04757 or Maine Veterans’ Home, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.