Marie Clara (Trausch) Hopkins, 97, of McLeansboro, IL passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in McLeansboro.
Marie was born August 18, 1925 in Piopolis, IL a daughter of Frank & Louise (Baechle) Trausch. She married Millard Hopkins, who preceded her in death.
Marie was a homemaker and was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis, IL. She enjoyed gardening, growing both vegetables and flowers. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and making rag rugs and also enjoyed reading. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Marie is survived by a brother Harold Trausch of McLeansboro, 3 sisters: Eleanor Trausch of McLeansboro, Marcella Trausch of McLeansboro, and Margaret (Richard) Ragan of Wayne City, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by both parents Frank & Louise Trausch, her husband Millard Hopkins, 3 brothers: William “Bill” Trausch, Edward Trausch, and Paul Trausch; and 5 sisters: Florence Michlik, Rosanna Trausch, Barbara Trausch, Eileen Salmon, and Caroline Gunter.
Funeral Mass for Marie Clara (Trausch) Hopkins will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis, IL with Fr. Slawomir Ptak officiating. Visitation will be held from 8:30 am until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Piopolis. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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