Bernice Hopkins

Bernice A. Hopkins, 87, of Greenwood, formerly of Holton passed away at 10:30am, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was born near Zenas in Jennings County on December 18, 1928 the daughter of William and Gertrude Yeager Speer. She was married to Harold Hopkins on October 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2002. Survivors include one son Charles (Amy) Hopkins of Apollo, Pennsylvania; two daughters Katherine (Vernon) Pedersen of Great Falls, Montana and Yvonne (Steve) Tanner of Greenwood; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers Walter (Mary Evelyn) Speer of North Vernon and Wayne (Janet) Speer of Lexington; one sister Virginia (Walter) Brauer of Brownsburg. She was also preceded in death by her son Michael, her parents, and her brothers Elmer, Omer, Melvin, Leonard, John, Fred, and Richard Speer. Mrs. Hopkins was a 1947 graduate of Zenas High School. She and her husband were former owners and operators of Hopkins’ Grocery in Holton and she was also a homemaker. Her favorite past times were bird watching, crocheting, reading, gardening, and her grandchildren. Bernice was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Versailles OES, and the Napoleon VFW Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16 at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.