Elmer Hopkins

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Elmer Dwight Hopkins, 98, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1905, at Bloomfield, Mo., son of James and Vesta Hopkins. He and Gladys Bess were married July 12, 1924. She died Feb. 17, 1956. He and Mary Burch Henson were married in December 1957.

Hopkins owned and operated Hopkins IGA Grocery Store at Bloomfield more than 40 years. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

Survivors include his wife of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Barbara West of Cape Girardeau; a stepson, Kent Henson of Hesston, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Donna Cook of Houston, Texas; a sister, Gerva Slacum of Edenburg, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and three brothers.

Friends may call Sunday at First Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until time of service.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, with the Rev. Michael Arthur officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.