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Marilyn S. (Howard) Hopkins

January 13, 1942 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Marilyn S. (Howard) Hopkins Obituary

Marilyn S. (Howard) Hopkins - age 82 of Lenexa, KS passed away Tuesday night, February 13, 2024, at her home in Lenexa. Marilyn was born on January 13, 1942, the daughter of Leslie and Evelyn (Loganbill) Howard in Kansas City, KS. She grew up in Weaubleau and Princeton, MO and was a 1959, graduate of Princeton High School. While in high school she played in the band and excelled at playing the accordion, organ, trombone and piano. Marilyn married James Earl Hopkins on April 25th, 1964 in Nevada, Iowa and they made their home in Johnson County, Kansas. She served as the church organist at Overland Park First Assembly of God for many years. Marilyn began working for Montgomery Ward Catalog Distribution and in 1978, became a realtor for Kroh Brothers, which became JD Reece and later, ReeceNichols. She retired in 2015. Marilyn was a woman of faith and currently a member of Abundant Life Church in Overland Park. She loved playing cards, dominoes, games, puzzles and cooking. She loved knitting blankets for her extended family members whom she loved deeply. Marilyn, Jim and their son Mike loved traveling, especially in their RV. Marilyn visited all 50 states and 20 different countries. Marilyn and Jim went on several cruises and spent winters in Arizona. Marilyn and her son Mike, recently went to Germany to watch the Chiefs game on November 5, 2023; she was a huge Chiefs fan. Marilyn will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Jim and sister, Helen Shinn. She is survived by her son, James Michael Hopkins of Lenexa, KS; nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Special Olympics Kansas in care of the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Abundant Life Church (12400 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213) The family will receive friends beginning at 10 AM, Wednesday, at the church.  Burial will follow at Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com  


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February 21, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Abundant Life Church - Overland Park, KS
12400 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS 66214

Celebration of Life
February 21, 2024

12:00 PM
Abundant Life Church - Overland Park, KS
12400 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS 66214


Lathrop Cemetery
Between Oak and Clinton Streets
Lathrop, MO 64465


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