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Martha HopkinsMrs. 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 wasnât 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.
So sorry for your families loss you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Martha was a great lady I really enjoyed getting to know. She was always a joy to talk with and will truly be missed by many.
Gretchen Smith Oct 10 2018 12:00 AM
Enjoyed time spent playing euchre with Martha. Always had a smile. Sorry for your loss.
Nancy Hapner Sep 10 2018 12:00 AM
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.
Pat Sagel Sep 10 2018 12:00 AM
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
Mary Nufrio Henson Sep 9 2018 12:00 AM
MY PRECIOUS AUNT MARTHA, SO KIND SO GIVING AND SO DEEPLY MISSED.
I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH. YOU ARE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.
THERE ARE NO WORDS TO COMFORT THE FAMILY, I PRAY FOR PEACE OF MIND IN THE COMING DAYS, AND THE KNOWLEDGE KNOWING SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.
Barbara Pharr Sep 8 2018 12:00 AM
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
Deborah M. Petry Sep 8 2018 12:00 AM
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.
Byron Banta Sep 8 2018 12:00 AM
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.
Tom and Nancy Snyder Sep 7 2018 12:00 AM
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
Mona (Brown) Nash Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM
A GARDEN PATH was sent by Trish Mackey.
All our love, Kathy & David, Donny, Nancy & Dwight, Marti & Mike, Trish and Jim
Patricia Mackey Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM