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Mary Therese Hopkins
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
rural Huron (formerly), KS

Mary Therese Hopkins, formerly of rural Huron, KS, who lived a long life of nearly 97 years, passed on January 10, 2024 at Mosaic Life Care.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on what would have been her 97th Birthday, January 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary- Church in Purcell, KS. A time of visitation with coffee and rolls will be on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church hall. Mary will be laid to rest in St. Mary- Church Cemetery and a lunch will follow at the church hall. Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary- Church and may be left in care of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with whom funeral care has been entrusted.

Mary was born at her home on the farm on Jan. 16, 1927, the daughter of the late Clarence Zeltner and Rose (Scheid) Zeltner. She attended the Old Huron Grade School and graduated from Huron High School.

She married Robert L. “Bob” Hopkins in March of 1945, and they were nearly inseparable for their entire marriage. They lived in Atchison, until the late 1950- when they moved to a farm in Old Huron. Bob preceded her in death on September, 14, 2006. After Bob- passing, she married Bill Hargrove, he preceded in her death on September 18, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Zeltner and his wife, Bert.

Mary was a proud housewife and homemaker, but she was also very helpful in the daily operations of the farm work. She always made time to talk to her family, friends and neighbors and she cherished those conversations. She was a member of St. Mary- Church and was an active member in the altar society throughout her life.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Sherry Bowman and her husband John, of Everest, KS; one grandson, Wesley Bowman and his wife, Miki; and two great grandchildren Jack and Audrey.