Sunday, January 15, 2006 Philip F. Hopper The Chillicothe Gazette
Philip F. Hopper, 81, of Chillicothe, died 7:16 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006, in Adena Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
He was born April 30, 1924, in Ross County to the late Floyd and Pearl Baer Hopper. On May 23, 1970, he married the former Irene Cottrill Ware, who survives.
Also surviving are children, John (Ana) Hopper, of Hilliard, OH, Mary (Thomas) Hankins, of Granville, OH, Theresa Hopper, Carol (Gordon) Huff, of Toledo, OH and Carey J. Ware, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Ian, Erin, Seth, Aaron, Rebekah, Paul, Kristen, Tommy, R.J., Katie and Stephen; 4 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Oliver Hopper, of TN. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Fulop Hopper; a son, Rev. William Hopper and a sister, Evelyn Durrant.
Philip served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and retired in 1982 from Chilpaco where he had worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 62.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2006, in the Ware Funeral Home, with Dr. Dennis Mohler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Wares from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Main and Walnut or the Ross County Humane Society, 2308 Lick Run Rd. Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.