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Stanley M. Hopkins

Friday, September 24, 2004

Stanley M. Hopkins, 80, of Olathe, Kan., formerly of Marshall, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Olathe.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Rev. Kevin Gormley will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 191 and the U.S. Air Force. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall.

Born May 20, 1924, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Earl L. Hopkins and Roxie M. Norris Hopkins. On Feb. 17, 1946, in Marshall, he married Betty J. Uzzell, who survives of the home. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a ball turret gunner, receiving two bronze stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross for outstanding service in the Pacific theater. He retired from Lake City Ammunition plant, where he worked as a tool and die setter for many years.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Beverly Weaver of Prairie Village, Kan., and Glenda Sanford of Independence; one brother, Earl N. Hopkins of Independence; four sisters, Emmabelle Cullen and Bessie Roggensack, both of Dubuque, Iowa, Winifred Williams of Independence, and Virginia Hall of Tamarac, Fla.; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.