ALICE M. (HOPWOOD, BISHOP) CHRISTOPHER, 85, of Franklin, IN, surviving spouse to Elder Rev. Richard L. Christopher, passed away on May 16, 2021.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Franklin, IN. A private family inurnment will take place at Snapps Ozark Memorial Park in Branson, MO.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Paul T. Nugent of Franklin, IN; children, Sara (Phil) Hopwood Edwards of Fortville, IN, Mary (Dave) Hopwood Peterson of Shippensburg, PA, Martha (Kevin) Hopwood King of Sneads Ferry, NC, Ruben (Melanie) Hopwood of Cambridge, MA; stepchildren, Carol (Lisa Steiner) Christopher of Noblesville, IN, Beth Christopher Fuller of Tucson, AZ, Laura (Chris) Christopher Wood of Muncie, IN, Paula Jean (Gene) Nugent Barickman of Mahomet, IL, Thomas Nugent of Bloomington, IN, Ruth (John) McClelland Nugent of Augusta, GA, siblings, William (Katherine) Bishop of Vancouver, WA, Arlyss Burkett of Rossmoor, CA, Louise (Don) Arata of San Mateo, CA; 20 precious grandchildren; and 30 priceless great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Walter Callen Bishop and Susie Woods (Robinson) Bishop; stepmother Elvera (Nylund) Bishop; her former husbands, Rev. Paul S. Hopwood and Rev. Richard L. Christopher; infant son Philip Andrew Hopwood; brother Walter C. Bishop, Jr.; sisters Rosa (Rose) Bishop Uhlinger and Florence Bishop Davis; and brother-in-law Thomas Burkett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community, 1070 West Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN 4131 or Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County Inc., 401 Mooreland Drive, New Whiteland, IN 46184.
Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website.