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Anna C. Hopkins, age 97, of Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, July 12, 2013. The daughter of Vernon L. & Hilma Elnora (Peterson) Holmden, she was born on December 28, 1915 in Oakfield Township.

After graduating from Greenville High School in 1934, Anna worked at Wolverine World Wide glove shop in Greenville until marrying Grant E. Hopkins on January 23, 1937 near Westville. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage, were long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, and together enjoyed fishing. Anna had been active in the Homemakers Class, the Greenville Senior Center, and enjoyed sewing and helping the visually impaired.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant E. Hopkins on April 3, 1998; their only son, Howard A. Hopkins on July 31, 2000; a sister and brother-in-law, Viola & Ralph Tanner; and a brother and sister-in-law, Clare V. & Mary Anne Holmden.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Marie Hopkins of Kentwood; many dear nieces and nephews including Laura & Larry Engel of Stanton, Doris & Kenneth Pellow of Sheridan, Janet & Jerry Waldorf of Greenville, Greg & Verna Holmden of Gowen, and Susan & Jerry Weiss of Arizona; and special friends, Jack & Linda Monje, and Dorothy Sampson, all of Greenville.

Visitation is Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 204 W. Cass Street at S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Steve Charnley will officiate and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Instead of flowers, Anna would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either the First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. To send a message of sympathy, sign Anna’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Anonymous on July 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

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    07/17/2013 –

    AL (ELDON ) SPOORS

    I MET ANNA HOPKINS THROUGH HER LATE SON HOW. ,.ARD AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW MARIE R. HOPKINS. THEY ALL WERE VERY NICE PEOPLE. I REMEMBER WHEN HOAWAR AND MARIE CELEBRATED THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY WHAT A WONDERFUL PARTY THEY HAD WITH THE FAMILY.THEY WERE ALWAYS HELPING PEOPLE . THEY WILL BE MISS VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS ALL OF THEM IN HEAVEN.


    07/13/2013 –

    MARIE R.HOPKINS

    ANNA HOPKINS WAS MY MOTHER-IN-LAW…I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF HER AS MY MOTHER.ANNA AND GRANT WERE THE BEST IN-LAW ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE. SHE:WILL BE MISSED VERY VERY MUCH …JUST GREAT FOLKS . LOVE YOU MOM….MARIE


    07/13/2013 –

    Susan Holmden-Weiss

    In loving memory of my Aunt Anna. Surely, she is happily reunited with Uncle Grant, Howard, and the rest of her loved ones. I have only good memories of my Aunt Anna.


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