Sally Patricia Hopstetter, age 87, of Nelsonville, Ohio, passed away November 5, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Sally was born April 6, 1932 in Buchtel, Ohio to William Albert Whitmore and Martha Elizabeth Jones Whitmore. She belonged to the North Athens Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses; was co-owner, with her husband, of Whitmore’s Greenhouse in Buchtel; a 1949 graduate of Buchtel High School; a 1953 graduate of Ohio University; was a mother with a heart of gold; was devoted to her God; and had a strong will to educate people in the Bible.
Surviving are her children, William (Rhea) Hopstetter of Logan, David (Annette) Hopstetter of Nelsonville, Natalie (Michael) Wozniak of North Royalton, Ohio, Kay Gabriel of Nelsonville, Stephen Hopstetter of Chester Hill, George (April Eisman) Hopstetter of Bloomington, Indiana, Dale Hopstetter of Nelsonville, and Joseph Hopstetter of Nelsonville; grandchildren, Daniel, Keith, Jamie, Jan Hopstetter, Michael J. Stutzman, Savannah, Alexander, and Heidi Hopstetter; step-granddaughter Chrissy Adams; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; her North Athens Congregation, Special Friends and Families; and niece Dorothy Gettle of Nelsonville.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband W. Richard Hopstetter, who passed away in 1993; sister Emily Whitmore; sons-in-law Patrick L. Gabriel and Michael Stutzman; and daughter-in-law Tammie Hill Hopstetter.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of the North Athens Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Plains, Ohio with Elder Bruce Westfall officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, Ohio immediately following the service at the Hall.
Calling hours were observed Monday, November 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 10 am – 12:00 Noon at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home in Nelsonville, Ohio.