Roxie M. Hopkins

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Roxie M. Hopkins, 103, of Lincoln, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Russ Johnson will officiate. Organist Ramona Bullington will play "Danny Boy" and "Whispering Hope." Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.

Born Nov. 18, 1900, in Young America, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Marcus Lafayette Norris and Sarah Belle McGuire Norris. On Sept. 6, 1920, in Montgomery City, she married Earl L. Hopkins, who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1972. She was a Marshall resident from 1930 until 2002, when she moved to Lincoln. She had been employed at International Shoe Company, Saline County Rest Home, Marshall Habilitation Center, Levi Strauss in Sedalia and Slater Garment before her retirement.

Survivors include two sons, Earl N. Hopkins of Independence and Stanley Hopkins of Olathe, Kan.; four daughters, Emmabelle Cullen and Besse Roggensack, both of Dubuque, Iowa, Winifred Williams of Independence and Virginia Hall of Tamarac, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, one grandson, one stepgreat-grandchild, five brothers and one sister.