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Reba M. Hopke

Visitation:
Monday, August 2, 2004 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 205 W. Park St. in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Roger Thomas.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Justin Hopke, Jared Hopke, Jeremy Hopke, Andrew Fletcher, Jim Hopke and Daryl Hopke.

Reba Mae Hopke passed away with family at her side at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columibia, Missouri. Reba had worked for the International Shoe Company for several years before becoming a full-time homemaker on the family farm south of Vandalia. She was a 1952 Laddonia High School graduate and was a rural Vandalia resident for over 48 years. Reba was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia where she had helped with bible school in the past. She was a seamstress, working out of her home for many years and from 1971 to 1974 was the north elementary playground supervisor.

Born: February 11, 1934 in rural Audrain County, the daughter of Glenn Raymond and Ruby Belle (Hopkins) Hatfield.

Married: Lyndell L. Hopke on June 10, 1956 in Rush Hill, Missouri; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: four sons, David L. and wife, Vicki Hopke of Vandalia; Dale E. and wife, Marilyn Hopke of Vandalia; Daniel W. and wife, Donita Hopke of Vandalia; Dwayne A. and wife, Kelly Hopke of Vandalia; two daughters, Dianne M. and husband, Brian Carr of Vandalia; Deanna K. and husband Bruce Burnett of Gazette; three brothers, Glenn Hatfield of Mexico; William Hatfield of San Antonio, Texas; Donald Hatfield of Mexico; six sisters, Doris Dean Brown of Tucson, Arizona; Lois Ann Cloven of Mexico; Nancy Jenkins of Tyler, Texas; Mary Lou Hoyt of Laddonia; Donna Corwin of Gardner, Kansas and Alice Spurlock of Tyler, Texas; one aunt, Dorothy Wheeler of Fulton; fifteen grandchildren, Andrew Fletcher; Kaitlin and Drake Hopke, Jennifer Kraft, Justin, Jared, Jeff, Jeremy, Jolene, Tabetha and A. J. Hopke; Jessica Carr; Andee, Austin and Aundrea Burnett; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kristi and Jaylyn Kraft; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents and one brother who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 205 W. Park, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.


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