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Martha Hopkins

September 4, 2018
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Mrs. Martha A. Hopkins, 88, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, September 4 at Reid Health.
   She was born on September 9, 1929 to William and Lorrena Eales. She was a 1948 graduate of New Paris High School. She married Walter A. Hopkins on December 21, 1949. They were blessed with four children and 60 years of marriage before his death on January 2, 2010.
   Martha was a faithful member of the Richmond Catholic Community and was a member of the Richmond Senior Center. When she wasn’t visiting her friends in area nursing homes, she was competing in the Senior Games. She served students for many years in the Northeastern Elementary School cafeteria. She loved watching all sports but especially her beloved Cincinnati reds. She attended their home games at three Cincinnati ballparks, from Crosley Field with her Dad as a young girl through Riverfront Stadium to the Great American Ballpark. Martha enjoyed playing BINGO, euchre and taking gambling trips. She always knew where to get a good cup of coffee. A constant joy in her life was the time she spent with her family and friends, and the companionship of her dog, Rocky
   Martha will be missed by her children, Steve & Carol Thomas Hopkins, Dennis & Linda Johnson Hopkins, Doug & Mary Lou Furnish Hopkins, Mary & Tom Weiss; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Eales; and several nieces and nephews.
   Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Jeanette Horrigan, Kate Bricker and Ruth Elliott; and brothers Paul Eales, Raymond Eales, Carl Eales, Bill Eales and Bob Eales.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 235 South 5th Street, Richmond. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, September 10, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
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