Betty “Jane” Hopkins, 81, of Edon, known as Jane to those who knew and loved her, went home to the Lord and her loved ones on June 7, 2016 surrounded by her children at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. She was born on August 21, 1934 in Steuben County, Indiana to Christopher H. and Hannah M. (Beebe) Petre. Jane graduated from Hamilton High School in 1953. She married Alton L. Hopkins on August 8, 1953 in Angola, Indiana and he preceded her in death in December 2010.
Jane worked at Handy & Harmon in Angola as a furnace feeder for 16 years before retiring in 2002. She was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles, her grandchildren and when she was able cooking for family and neighbors. She was a loving caring mother who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by three children, Tina (Jeff) Pinkham of Bryan, Ohio, Pam (Lee) Mauk of Edon, Ohio and Greg (Chris) Hopkins of Pioneer, Ohio; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one on the way, eleven step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband Alton “Pete”, a son Alton Jr., in 1959, a grandson Christopher Mauk in 1990, two brothers and six sisters.
Visitation for Jane will be on Thursday, June 16th from 10am-1pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Services will follow at 1pm at the funeral home with Kim A. Hopkins to officiate. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Memorial contributions may be given to Defiance Hospice “Patient Care Fund”. Condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.
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