Martha Hopkins

Died: Tue., Sep. 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: St. Andrew Catholic Church

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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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Trish and Jim Mackey
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Jim and I are thinking and praying for strength for all of you. All of my childhood memories center around aunt Martha's house. It was where we all gathered to eat, play penny poker and listen to uncle Walter and uncle Clyde laugh in the basement as they rode the bicycle around and pushed each other in the wagon. There was no mistaking who's laugh was who's and if uncle Bill was involved it was even funnier. There were also many hard fought wiffle ball games and also volley ball where my male cousins namely Dennis, Steve and Doug tried to hurt me with every ball that was hit. I miss those days, the aunts and uncles and my cousins . Uncle Walter asked me years ago why I wasn't on a date. I thought about it over the years and the answer is that no one was as much fun as being with my family and aunt Martha has every thing to do with that. I love you Aunt Martha and I always will
Trish and Jim

Marti Eales-Kilby
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
My earliest memory of Aunt Martha was when I was only 2 or 3 years old. It was in the house in Whitewater before they built the one on 227. I remember crying and hiding in a corner behind a chair in the living room. I think I was scared. The next thing I remember Aunt Martha was rocking me in a chair, telling me "it will be okay", "it will be okay". She calmed me and I fell asleep. The next part of that memory involves food. Aunt Martha could make anything taste good, even creamed peas. They were from the garden and sweet, creamy and had baby onions in them. I ate them!! The last thing I remember about Aunt Martha was Sunday afternoon when I kissed her on her forehead, told her I loved her and would be back Tuesday to spend the night with her. I joked and told her we would have a slumber She said she loved me too and that was that. She was my Godmother but she taught me more by watching her live than any bible story or religious instruction. She was loving, trustworthy, hard working, loyal, and committed and that is only a few things I can say about what a good person she is. I have told a few, Aunt Martha fell asleep, and when she opened her eyes she was looking into the loving face of God. I know she did.

Mona (Brown) Nash
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Steve so sorry about the passing of your mother. My mother passed 8 weeks ago and I know how hard it is to not having her around. Thoughts and prayers. Mona

Patricia Mackey
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Trish Mackey.

All our love, Kathy & David, Donny, Nancy & Dwight, Marti & Mike, Trish and Jim

Addie Eales
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Trish Mackey.

Love, Don and Addie

Karen and Kenny Shelton
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Love and prayers are sent your way, Karen and Kenny

Tom and Nancy Snyder
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Steve and Carol, Please know you and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers. Martha was so lively and lovely and loving. She will be missed by many but she left such a great example by her life for everyone who knew her. Hugs.

Barbara Pharr
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018

Deborah M. Petry
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Aunt Martha I will always remember your sweet smile, you always loved to be with family , I am so thank full for the way you took care of Roger like he was your own son. You will be deeply missed. "The Lord is near the brokenhearted ;He saves those crushed in Spirit" Love Debbie and dennis

Byron Banta
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
I wanted to express my sympathy in the passing of your mom. I remember your mom and dad fondly. They were always kind to your friends and class mates. I am out of town this week or I would have come to the calling.

Mary Nufrio Henson
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Dear Hopkins Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I got to know her better, when I worked with her at the elementary school. She and my mom, Marie Nufrio were very good friends too. You will be in my prayers. Mary Nufrio Henson

Nancy Hapner
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Enjoyed time spent playing euchre with Martha. Always had a smile. Sorry for your loss.

Pat Sagel
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
I'm praying for the Hopkins family. Gigi was such a sweet lady. I loved hearing how she enjoyed going to the Red's games.