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Menerva Ellen (Riggle) Hopper

September 15, 1935 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 85)

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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 – 

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June 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
June 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2021

Ames Chapel Cemetery
5368 West US Highway 150
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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