Ruth Ann Hopkins

Posted on Dec 11, 2013
Ruth Ann Hopkins

Ruth Ann Hopkins, 83, died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
She was born on November 24, 1930 in Portland to Lewis Robert and Harriet Elizabeth (Humphries) Allspaw. She was married on October 10, 1954 to Rev. Theodore Mark Hopkins.
As a teenager, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at her church camp, Oakwood. She graduated from Berne High School in Berne in 1948. She later attended Huntington College, Taylor University, and Judson College. It was at Taylor where she met her husband.
She is survived by four daughters, Sarah Olson; Phoebe Hopkins; Martha (Lynn) Quackenbush; and Rebekah (Martin) Thompson; six grandchildren, Eric and Maria Olson; Sarah Hopkins; John and Mary Beth Chapman; and Katie Thompson; five great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn Hopkins; Evan and Cate Olson; and Colette and Marlena Chapman; and brother, David Allspaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in May 2012; brother, Richard Allspaw; son-in-law, David Bockenstedt; and grandson, James Chapman.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 at Mason Funeral Home, 902 North State St., Pleasantville, Iowa 50225.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements provided by Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville, Iowa. Online condolences may be made at