Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 18, 2013 11:07 am EDT


MANSFIELD — Margaret Jean (Workman) Hopkins was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to Emma (Barrick) Workman and Ira Workman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her 13 siblings, Ira “Bud” Workman, Walter Workman, Lester “Leck” Workman, Charles Workman, William Workman, Arthur Workman, John Workman, Hazel Frye, Mary Willis, Betty Varner, Iris Tucker, Audrey Workman and Helen Workman; as well as a daughter, Susan Kay Hopkins.

She is survived by her niece, Jean Frye-Barker of Mount Vernon; as well as many other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by three children, David (Cindy) Hopkins of Winter Haven, Fla., Stephen Hopkins and Roberta Hopkins, both of Mansfield; her granddaughter, Andrea Hopkins; and two great-grandchildren, Vyncent and Erabella Hopkins.

Marge married Daniel Hopkins in 1954 and moved to Mansfield, Ohio. She worked briefly at Dominion and Hartman Electric before becoming a nurse and worked at Mansfield General Hospital and a series of nursing homes before retiring from Chenita in the early 1990s.

Margaret was an ordained minister and spent a great deal of her life working with a variety of ministries where she formed many close friendships and was known to many as simply “mom” or “granny.”

And this year on Father’s Day she returned home to both her Heavenly and Earthly fathers.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Kristy Luecht. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

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