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Monday, May 3, 2021

Obituary - Lillian Marie Hopkins

Lillian Marie Hopkins passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021 at 95 years of age. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Lillian was born in Drexel, MO on September 12, 1925, to Don Land and Lela Land (nee May). Lillian was an only child; however, she was fortunate to have two cousins who were like sisters to her, Helen Endecott and Lila Jones. The three remained extremely close throughout their lives.

Lillian graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1942. She stayed close with many of her classmates, forming lifelong friendships, and enjoyed attending class reunions. She graduated during the height of WWII and secured a job with the IRS in downtown Kansas City.

She married Bernard Hopkins on July 3rd, 1947 and they had two children, David and Ann. Lillian devoted her time to being a mother, and later a grandmother. Together, the family went on several camping trips and spent many afternoons fishing. She enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to play cards and appreciate classic western movies.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard after 56 years of marriage. She is survived by her children and their spouses, David and Margaret Hopkins of Blue Eye, MO and Ann and Steve Hopkins of Columbia, MO; seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff of Wedgewood Gardens in Branson, MO, where Lillian spent the last two years of her life.

A graveside service will be held at Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, MO on Thursday, May 6th at 3:00 p.m.