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Ruth H. Hoppin

Ruth H. Hoppin, 102, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Clara’s Rehab & Senior Care in Lincoln. 


Ruth was born on October 16, 1916 in Dwight, IL, Grundy County, the daughter of William and Clara (Gantzert) Hoffman. She married Lt. Frederic B. Hoppin in Camp Adair, Corvallis, Oregon, August 14, 1943.


Frederic preceded her in death in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Wayne and Reuel; and sister, Ethel.


Ruth is survived by her niece, Rebecca M. Wagner, Springfield, IL (daughter, Ariana Curtis, husband Scott and children, Riley, Jacob, and Elijah; son, Neil Wagner, children, Brady and Isabelle), nephew William M. Hoppin, Montana, (children, Jason, Jeremy, and Tim), nieces and nephews. 


Ruth was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, United Methodist Women, and Lincoln Woman’s Club. She was a member of Logan County Home Extension, American Association of University Women. Served on the Board of Cunningham Home, Urbana, IL. Ruth was a volunteer at St. Clara’s Manor, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Postville Courthouse.


Ruth enjoyed sewing, crafts, bridge, and volunteer work.


Services for Ruth will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL with Pastor Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-11: 00 a.m. also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL. 

Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to the First United Methodist Church or The Lincoln Woman’s Club. 

Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.