Alice Christopher Obituary (2021) – Franklin, IN

Alice M. (Bishop) Hopwood Christopher, 85, of Franklin, IN and a resident of Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Local community handed absent Sunday, May perhaps 16, 2021. She was born February 20, 1936, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, to Rev. Walter Callen Bishop and Susie Woods (Robinson) Bishop. She married Rev. Paul S. Hopwood on June 8, 1956, and had 5 little ones, one particular dying as an toddler, they divorced in 1978, he preceded her in death on September 27, 2016. She married Rev. Richard L. Christopher on December 25, 1986, he preceded her in loss of life on June 22, 2013. She then married Rev. Paul T. Nugent on February 14, 2015 he survives.

She graduated from McMinnville Large Faculty in McMinnville, Oregon in 1953. She attended Linfield Higher education in McMinnville, OR from 1953-54, William Jewell University in Liberty, MO from 1954-56, the University of Louisville in 1956, obtained her B.A. from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO in 1959, and her M.S.W. from IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN in 1986.

She experienced been a social employee for the Indiana Department of Well being based at New Castle State Progress Heart from 1969-88, and pursuing from 1988 until finally 1990 at the State Advancement Administrative Workplaces in Indianapolis retiring in 1990. She formerly worked for the Marion County, Indiana general public welfare section from 1964 till 1965, and 1967 right up until 1969.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, IN and the United Methodist Gals. She liked gardening, desk video games, playing tennis, baking bread, earning pies, the ocean, and volunteering as a tutor at Webb Elementary School in Franklin, IN. She liked her Savior, Jesus Christ, her church and serving others.

Alice loved touring with her late spouse Richard (Dick) visiting Germany, England, Scotland, Panama, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Hungary, China, Sweden, Hawaii, Jap Canada, Russia, Alaska, Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Western Canada and having several Caribbean cruises. She beloved staying lively.

She is survived by her little ones Sara Hopwood Edwards (Phil) of Fortville, IN, Mary Hopwood Peterson (Dave) of Shippensburg, PA, Martha Hopwood King (Kevin) of Sneads Ferry, NC, Ruben Hopwood (Melanie) of Cambridge, MA, stepchildren Carol Christopher (Lisa Steiner) of Noblesville, IN, Beth Christopher Fuller of Tucson, AZ, Laura Christopher Wood (Chris) of Muncie, IN, Paula Jean Nugent Barickman (Gene) of Mahomet, IL, Thomas Nugent of Bloomington, IN, Ruth McClelland Nugent (John) of Augusta, GA, siblings William Bishop (Katherine) of Vancouver, WA, Arlyss Burkett of Rossmoor, CA, Louise Arata (Don) of San Mateo, CA, 20 important grandchildren and 30 priceless terrific grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Rev. Walter Callen Bishop and Susie Woods (Robinson) Bishop, stepmother Elvera (Nylund) Bishop, her previous husbands, Rev. Paul S. Hopwood and Rev. Richard L. Christopher and toddler son Philip Andrew Hopwood, brother Walter C. Bishop, Jr., sisters Rosa (Rose) Bishop Uhlinger and Florence Bishop Davis and brother-in-regulation Thomas Burkett.

Reverend Phil Edwards will carry out a celebration of lifestyle services on Saturday June 26, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., at Swartz Family members Group Mortuary and Memorial Centre, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN and will be are living-streamed for family members and close friends to link at Be sure to use Firefox Net or Google Chrome for optimal viewing. Friends may possibly simply call Saturday June 26, 2021, at the mortuary from 1:30 p.m. right up until services time. A private relatives inurnment will acquire area at Snapps Ozark Memorial Park in Branson, MO. In lieu of bouquets, memorial contributions could be designed to the Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community, 1070 West Jefferson Road, Franklin, IN 4131 or Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County Inc. 401 Mooreland Generate, New Whiteland, IN 46184 or at

On line condolences might be despatched to the family at Facts 317-738-0202.

Published in The Courier-Occasions on Jun. 22, 2021.