Ellen Hopkins

Ellen E. (Schreeg) Hopkins, 93

Ellen Emma (Schreeg) Hopkins, 93, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Jasper County Hospital. She was born in Parr, Ind. on May 3, 1919, the daughter of Otto Schreeg Sr. and Nellie (Garriott) Schreeg. Ellen attended school in Parr and graduated from Fair Oaks High School with the Class of 1938.

Ellen's marriage was in Parr on November 29, 1938, to Ralph Emmett Hopkins Sr. Ellen and Emmett celebrated over 54 years of marriage before Emmett passed away on March 12, 1993.

Ellen was a homemaker who enjoyed being involved in her children's activities. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer; Jasper County Hospital Auxiliary, and a former local 4-H leader.

Surviving are her loving family, Ralph E. (Jana) Hopkins Jr., Mesa, Ariz.; son, David E.

Hopkins, Gulfport, Miss; son, Janice M. Malchow, Dyer; daughter, Sue E.

(Patrick) Kanney, Wolcott; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmett; and three brothers. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Mary Groom Hannon for her loving care of Ellen.

Friends may call at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Monday, January 21, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer with Pastor John Hostetter officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Hospital or the Salvation Army.

Online condolences may be made at www.jacksonfuneral.com.

Funeral Home

Jackson Funeral Chapel
250 N Mckinley Ave Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-5123

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013