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Joan D. Hopkins

Battle Creek

Joan Denise Hopkins, 70, of Battle Creek passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born February 24, 1944 in Battle Creek the daughter of Graydon and Marguerite (Minier) Meadows. Joan graduated from Maplewood Academy in Minnesota. She was employed by the Battle Creek Public School Transportation Department for 27 years. Most of those years were spent transporting special education children whom she rewarded with weekly treats for good behavior. Joan enjoyed riding her Harley with her husband and traveling cross county with their travel trailer to visit her children and grandchildren.  She had a special place in her heart for animals, and rescued many cats and dogs over the years. Her recent companions were her dog, Josie and her cats, Peek and Boo.

Joan is survived by her husband, Lynn Hopkins of Battle Creek; daughters, Sharilyn (James) Martin of Sheridan, OR, Lynda (Rufus) Littlefield of Seatle, WA and Teresa (John) Grosboll of Camas, WA; and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Shaw Funeral Home, 2838 Capital Avenue S.W., where Funeral Services will take place at 1:00 p.m. with John Grosboll officiating.

Memorial contributions may go to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan or a .

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from June 19 to June 22, 2014
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