The Ottumwa Courier

April 1, 2013

Cynthia Marie Hopkins, 52, Knoxville


KNOXVILLE — Cynthia Marie “Cindy” Hopkins, 52, of rural Knoxville, passed away March 28, 2013, at the Mercy Medical Center of Des Moines.

 Cynthia was born in Ottumwa March 5, 1961, to Robert and Mary Anne (Van Alst) Funk. Cindy was a graduate of Davis County High School, class of 1979. After high school, she attended Southwestern Community College and received her LPN degree. Later, she received her RN degree from Indian Hills Community College and a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Iowa.

 Cynthia was united in marriage to Steven Ray Hopkins Sept. 17, 1988. Cindy and Steve shared over 24 years of marriage and were blessed with four children, Kateland, Tiffany, Emily and Logan.

Cindy worked in the health care field all her life. For 29 years, Cindy worked for the VA Medical Centers in Knoxville and most recently in Des Moines. She currently was a case manager of mental health.

Cindy loved being a wife and a mother, and she enjoyed raising her family. Cindy was a wonderful cook, enjoyed traveling, playing cards, sports and when her children were younger, she helped coach softball.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Steve Hopkins of rural Knoxville; their children, Tiffany Hopkins of Cedar Falls, Emily Hopkins of Harvey and Logan Hopkins of rural Knoxville. Cindy is also survived by two sisters, Bee Anne (Lee) Hamre of Floris and Rosezelma Funk of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary; and her daughter, Kateland Ray Hopkins.

Cindy’s wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Celebrate Community Church of Knoxville. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Drakesville Cemetery of Drakesville.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. today at the Celebrate Community Church of Knoxville. Cindy’s family will be greeting friends from 5-8 p.m. at the church.

    A memorial has been established in Cindy’s name to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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