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Obituary: Virginia M. Hopkins


April 12, 2007

Virginia M. Hopkins


Funeral services for Virginia Marie Trovillion Hopkins, 84, Bloomfield, Neb., were Wednesday, April 11, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Hopkins died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Creighton Area Health Services.

She was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Vinland, the daughter of John A. Lonnie and Wilma Crouch Trovillion. She grew up in Lawrence and moved to Nebraska in November of 1968. She attended pastoral schooling with her husband in Dallas.

Mrs. Hopkins was a pastor's wife and homemaker. She worked as a patrol woman at Sunflower Ordnance Defense plant during World War II and the Korean War. She later worked in the office of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She volunteered for many charitable organizations and held offices and positions on the local district and conference of the United Methodist Church in Kansas and Nebraska. She also was a foster mother to 15 children.

She married Robert L. Hopkins on April 6, 1940. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Kenneth Hopkins, Larry Hopkins, Herman Kaemmerling and Bill Kaemmerling; a daughter, Alice Buschkamp; three sisters, Dorothy Moon, Geraldine Hammig and Darlene Pennack; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A son, Robert Hopkins, preceded her in death.

The family suggests memorials to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.

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