Sharon Elaine Hopkins, 1955 – 2017

EAGLEVILLE, MO: Sharon Elaine Hopkins, 61, of Eagleville, MO along with her beloved cat, Bandit, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her home in Eagleville, MO.

She was born May 2, 1955 in Bethany, MO the daughter of Phil Hopkins and Anna (Thompson) Allen.

Sharon was a member of the Blythedale Methodist Church and choir. She attended school in Eagleville where she enjoyed playing softball and basketball.   She was an avid FFA member. She graduated in May 1973 from North Harrison R-III High School. She continued to play summer softball and also coached many successful years.

Sharon was always a dedicated hard worker. She enjoyed mowing yards and continued to take a lot of pride in her yardwork throughout her life. She operated the Hopkins Car Wash in Eagleville and Lamoni for many years, worked for Lambert’s in Bethany and O’Brien’s in Leon, Iowa.

She became a bonding deputy of Harrison County and worked at the weigh scales from 1990 until 1992. She started working at the Post Office in Bethany, MO on May 4, 1991 as part-time and later changing to full time. She had some very special postal customers who would leave her goodies in the mailbox – they knew she loved chocolate. Christmas time was like a candy store with all the homemade baked goods she received. She retired in May of 2015 from the post office after 24 ½ years of service.

Sharon enjoyed attending Wes & Derek Collins’ school activities at Gallatin and Kyla, Katie, Blake & Brett Emig’s activities in Eagleville. She was their best buddy and leader in trouble making.

Sharon’s favorite hobby was fishing. She moved back to the old home place a few years ago where she was able to work in the fields again and fish in the pond north of her home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Phil Hopkins, paternal grandparents, Claude and Gladys (Allman) Hopkins and maternal grandparents, Grady and Lucille (McDaniel) Thompson.

Survivors include her mother, Anna (Robert) Allen, Eagleville, MO and brothers, Steve Hopkins, Blythedale, MO and Stan Hopkins, St. Joseph, MO.

Celebration of Life for Sharon and Bandit will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythedale, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Harrison Athletic Department and/or Eagleville Ball Association in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Eagleville, MO 64442. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.