Virginia Hopkins

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June 11, 1945 - April 18, 2019
Born in Nyack, NY
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Virginia Hopkins of O'Fallon, MO, passed away at the age of 73 on Thursday, April 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna Donovan; and 15 siblings.

Virginia is survived by her beloved husband of almost forty-eight years, Daniel Allen Hopkins; her children, Thomas H. Hopkins, Daniel Mathew (Jaime Thompson) Hopkins, and Kelly (Devon Carlson) Hopkins; her grandson, Jacob; and her siblings, James (Patricia) Donovan and Bridgette (Jonathan) Murphy.

Virginia was a nature-lover who loved growing plants with her green thumb and loved taking care of animals. She had a traveler’s spirit and cherished all of her trips, especially the ones to Florida and the beach. Collecting tea pots, windchimes, and old books was a hobby of Virginia’s and she was very proud of her collections. Friends and family will always remember how great a mother Virginia was and how she was both selfless and kind who loved her family unconditionally. She will be dearly missed.

Contributions in Virginia’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Guestbook Entries

  1. james donovan April 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    candle 7rest in peace aunt ginger. it was always good to see you at the family re-unions

  2. Tim Donovan April 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    candle 8I love you Aunt Ginger, and will hold you in my heart for ever and a day. I’m so glad we got to see you & Uncle Danny the past few summers, and am especially grateful that my son Owen made you laugh & got to feel the warmth of your smile.

    To my Uncle Danny, cousins Tom, Daniel, & Kelly I send my deepest sympathy and hope you can feel all the love my family and I are sending your way, and will pray for you all to stay heathy as you begin to heal.

    I remember how overwhelmed I was when my father (brother George) passed away. The weight of the world seemed to land on my heart, & were it not for my family and friends’ love I’m not sure I’d be here today, and couldn’t promise you that it does gets better every day. As I get older I hear my dad’s voice coming out of my mouth all the time, and when I catch those precious souvenirs it’s almost as good as him saying my name. And to further honor his legacy I try to make a stranger laugh in passing every day as he’d done. I hope these words bring some solace, or at least portray our love.

    Good night,

  3. Don & Cathy Carlson April 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    candle 6So sorry for your loss
    Our deepest condolences

  4. Diane & Brian (Donovan) Klingler April 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Aunt Ginger we will miss your visits each year for the family reunion. We enjoyed sharing stories with you and Uncle Danny about RV camping….we still have the Good Sam book you gave us Uncle Danny! We are blessed to have had you in our lives and spend time with you the past few years. The past few months have been so very difficult for you and your family. We keep you all in our prayers for healing and peace.

  5. Cindy Goforth April 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Dan, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  6. Gary Herr April 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Dan, Sorry for your loss and I am thinking and praying for you and your family at this time.

  7. Kelly Hopkins April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    candle 2I love you. You’ll always be my favorite person.

  8. dan hopkins May 20, 2019 at 5:06 am - Reply

    candle 1MY Ginny Was the Best Wife and Mother You could ever ask for

  9. Rita Herndon February 13, 2020 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I just read about Virginia. She was a dear and wonderful lady that took care of my mother for years. I’m so sorry to hear this. I tried to call her February 2019 and couldn’t reach her to let her know mom was in hospice. My deepest sympathies to the family. Virginia and Dan helped my family so much with mom. She was a wonderful lady.

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