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Josephine Ann (Cunningham) "Jo" Hopkins

Josephine Ann (Cunningham) "Jo" Hopkins
  • January 27, 1934 - February 3, 2020
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Gull Lake United Methodist Church
    8640 Gull Road
    Richland, MI 49083

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“We remember Jo as a faithful member at Gull Lake UMC, always welcoming us when we visited. She was a friend to my parents and a welcoming person who...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tamara Francis Wilden - Delaware, OH

“Bev, You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I remember her as a sweet lady, always ready to help. Kindest regards. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Micki Pitkin (Crow) - Wayland, MI

“Bev, You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I remember her as a sweet lady, always ready to help. Kindest regards. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Micki Pitkin (Crow) - Wayland, MI

“Sorry for your loss. Jo will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Todd Snyder

“We were very saddened to hear of Jo's passing.We were neighbors for many years and watch our kids grow up. Our thoughts and Julie's are with you Bev...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Pau & Nancy Kuehn - Chesapeake, VA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“My condolences to family. Remember Jo as a greeter sometimes at the old 8:30 service back in the day. May she rest in peace. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tim Stamm - Augusta, MI


Josephine Ann (Cunningham) "Jo" Hopkins of Richland, MI

Jo, age 86, died unexpectedly Monday morning, February 3, 2020 at her residence.

Jo, the daughter of Glenn and Mary Margaret (Daniels) Cunningham, was born in Tekonsha, MI on January 27, 1934; was a 1952 graduate of Homer High School. She retired in 1996 after 20 years of faithful service as a secretary for the Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo. Jo was a member of the Gull Lake United Methodist Church of Richland for many years. She took great joy in serving others, at the church and elsewhere.

Jo was united in marriage to James R. Hopkins in Coldwater, MI in 1953, he preceded her in death on June 14, 2007. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly J. (Gary Arndt) Snyder of Schoolcraft, MI; a son, James R. (Cindy) Hopkins of Schoolcraft, MI; six precious grandchildren; Justin Wonders, Kevin Wonders, Cody Hopkins, Heather (Hopkins) Johnson, Jennifer Snyder, Kameron Snyder and four great grandchildren; Nyan, Ally, Vyvian, Grant. Jo was also preceded in death by her parents and four sisters.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Jo's life will be held on Friday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Gull Lake United Methodist Church, 8640 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083 with the Rev. Mike Tupper, officiating. Jo's family will greet friends on Friday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time and immediately following the service in the Church Social Hall for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jo's honor may be directed to the American Heart Association or Gull Lake United Methodist Church. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Jo's family.