Carolyn J. Binkerd Hopkins, 90, of Peru passed away at 11:40 AM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Millers Merry Manor-East in Wabash, IN. She was born January 3, 1931 in Butler Township at the Binkerd Homestead to Ora and Mildred J. Bohn Binkerd. Carolyn married Ray K. Hopkins on November 12, 1950 in the St. James United Brethren Church in Peru, IN and he preceded her on October 5, 2021.
Carolyn graduated from Butler Township School in 1949. She was employed by Farm Bureau Co-Op as a secretary in Peru and at the Farm Bureau Insurance office in Wabash. She was an active member of Richvalley United Methodist Church since 1952 and Gideon International since 1979.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Dukes Hospital Auxiliary, Butler Happy Homemakers Club and Gideon international Auxiliary. She volunteered over the years at the Salvation Army. She loved flowers, music and encouraging those around her by sending cards.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray and son Michael Ray Hopkins. She is survived by her daughter Vickie (Randy) Thrush of Wabash and grandchildren Sheryl (Matt) Hodson of Wabash, Serena (Jonathan) Acker of Westfield and David (Katie) Thrush of McCordsville. Also Surviving are great grandchildren Anna Hodson, Nathaniel Hodson, Aria Thrush, Emery Thrush and Gavin Acker.
A service celebrating the life of Carolyn J. Hopkins will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Richvalley United Methodist Church, 290 North Jefferson St., Wabash, IN 46992 with Pastor Jack Suits and Pastor J. Robert Clark officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday October 23, 2021 at the Richvalley Unitied Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial dontations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru to Gideons International or Miami County Helping Hands.
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