Bessie R. Hopper

Bessie R. Hopper, 81, of Knightstown, died on Feb. 6, 2013. Born on June 15, 1931, in Orleans, Ind., she was the daughter of Lester Bartlett and Eva M. Bartlett-Carnes.  Bessie married Herman L. Hopper.

Surviving her are her daughters, Brenda (William) Hurd of Greenfield and Beverly (Fred) Rittenberry of Indianapolis; siblings, James (Pam) Bartlett of Mitchell, Mary (Ed) Patterson of St. Charles, Mo., and Fay Bartlett of Hamilton, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; son, John J. Hopper; and granddaughter, Michelle Hurd-Woodruff.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Debbie Beason will be officiating. Burial will take place at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc., 1278 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

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