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Mary Jane HopkinsMrs. Mary Jane Hopkins, 83, of Fountain City, passed away Saturday, February 11 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville.
She was born December 22, 1928 in New Paris, Ohio to Harley Oscar and Mildred Loree Pence Shock. She was a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School in New Paris.
Mrs. Hopkins was employed 20 years with Northeastern Wayne Schools and attended Fountain City Wesleyan Church. She served 20 years as a guide in the Levi Coffin House and was recognized for volunteering over 1000 hours there.
Mrs. Hopkins is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Douglas Troup, Fort Wayne; Carol and Allen Kennedy, Richmond; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Linda Hopkins, Richmond; Terry and Debbie Hopkins, Williamsburg; sister, Barbara Moore, New Paris; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William James Howard Hopkins, in 1978; son, Dan Hopkins, in 2006; sister, Phyllis Smith; brother, Bob Shock.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by her brother-in-law, Joe Moore, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. â1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Levi Coffin House Association, P.O. Box 77, Fountain City, IN 47341.
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I remember her well from my daily meals at Northeastern when I was a student! : )
You are in my prayers.
Staci Mar 27 2012 12:00 AM
Barbara I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers....Altheia
Altheia Mason Feb 13 2012 12:00 AM
Prayers of comfort for family and friends.
Marilyn Gray Feb 13 2012 12:00 AM
I was sorry to hear about Mary. She was such a sweet lady. She worked in the cafeteria when I went to Northeastern and I later met her again when she was at the Lauramoore. I worked briefly at Rose Gate while she was there but hadn''t seen her in the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda Jones
Linda Jones Feb 13 2012 12:00 AM