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Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
Friday June 4th, 2021

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Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Friday June 4th, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
Friday June 4th, 2021

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Menerva Ellen Hopper

Menerva Ellen Hopper, age 85, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on May 30th, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

She was born at Bicknell, Indiana on September 15th, 1935 to Arthur and Mary Lou (Marvel) Riggle.

Ellen married Charles E. “Eddie” Hopper on January 11th, 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her Parents; (1) Son – Charles Eugene Hopper; (1) Sister- Velma Riggle; and (2) Half Sisters – Snowful Payne and Genieve Erwin.

Ellen was baptized at Bethel Church near Orangeville and had worked for REMC and Medco Nursing Home.

She was a self-taught landscape painter, enjoyed camping, gardening and spending time with family.
Ellen is survived by:

(2) Sons Billie Joe Hopper (Bea) Dubois, Indiana
Floyd E. (Pete) Hopper (Dora) West Baden Springs, Indiana

(2) Daughters Sharon D. Wininger Paoli, Indiana
Bonnie E. Kellams West Baden Springs, Indiana

(10) Grandchildren (19) Great-Grandchildren (10) Great-Great Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation for friends will be Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ames Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Ryan Barwe, 6487 W. County Road 175 S., French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. 

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With a heart filled with sadness from the loss of Mrs. Hopper, one so dear to all who knew her. May her loved ones find comfort in all the fine memories of her. My condolences and prayers. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

Annie Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

Ellen was a great lady. When I married into the family she treated me and loved me like one of her own. I have many fond memories of her that Ill cherish forever. Sending hugs, prayers and love for all of the family

Michelle Wininger Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM