Services for Richard Hopkins, retired area farmer were held July 21 in the Church of the Nazarene in Farnam. Interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.
Rev. Harold Ellis conducted the services. Mrs. Joanne Jurjens was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Kent Davis. Casket bearers were Paul Derra, Harold Adkisson, Everett Rogers, Ellis Widick, Paul Rogers, Orvale Widick and Gene Hoppe.
Hopkins died July 18, 1979 at his home in Farnam. A native of the area, he was born Sept. 15, 1903, at Elwood to Bill and Maude Hopkins. As a young boy he and his family moved to a farm south of Farnam.
Richard and Norma Pounds were united in marriage February 4, 1928, in Chappell. They farmed in the Farnam-Stockville area. In 1965 they moved to a farm just west of Farnam and in 1973 to the house in town.
The Frontier County Fair Board, the Stockville School Board and the Farnam Village Board were among the area organizations Richard served on.
Survivors include his wife, Norma; three sons, Dale of Denver, Colo., Bill of Stockville, and Gary of Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters, Colleen Ehlers of Moorefield and Karen Oliver of Loveland, Colo.; five brothers, Oren of Wauneta, Lloyd, Leland and Earl of Farnam, Bernard of Omaha; one sister, Irene Hercy of Gothenburg and 13 grandchildren.
Gothenburg Times, Aug. 2, 1979, page 18
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