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Mrs. Marian F. (Smith) Hopkins

June 12, 1921 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 97)

Mrs. Marian F. Hopkins, 97, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 6:45 a.m. Monday June 25, 2018 at her home at the Hawthorne Inn.

Marian was born June 12, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to Claude E. and Viola F. (Long) Smith. She married John Edward Hopkins in Galesburg on December 12, 1943. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1999.

Marian is survived by her sister-in-law, Illeen Hopkins of Galesburg; niece, Peg Weibenga of Cedar Falls, Iowa; as well as several more nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister, Claudia Wiebenga.

She was raised and educated in Galesburg, graduating from Galesburg High School in 1939. After high school, Marian attended Brown's Business School for a time before she began working as a secretary for Admiral until she retired at the end of 1978.

Marian was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was once a part of the women’s group at Bethel Baptist and enjoyed traveling with her husband, John, to places like Europe, Palm Springs, and especially Hawaii.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made out to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at



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