Jane Ward Hopkins

Jane Ward Hopkins, 72, of Basye, VA, died Monday, July 21st at her home.  She was born October 23, 1941 in Washington DC, daughter of the late S. Chester and Jesse Moser Ward.  She was married to Richard “Dick” Lane Hopkins in 1970 in Leavenworth, KS.

She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA and had a B.S. Degree in Education from the University of Virginia.  She taught in Charlottesville, VA; Bayreuth, Germany; Asmara, Ethiopia; Kansas City, MO; Fairfax, VA; and most recently was a substitute teacher in Shenandoah County, VA.

Jane is survived by her sister Rosalie Cummings; son John Hopkins with wife Jennifer; son Richard Hopkins Jr., and grandchildren Lane Hopkins and Gillian Hopkins.

Memorial contributions can be made to the RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter.

This entry was posted in Obituaries & Condolences. Bookmark the permalink.

One Condolence to Jane Ward Hopkins

  1. Karen Whetzel says:

    Jane was one of our most valuable substitutes when I was principal at Stonewall Jackson High School (1998 – 2008). She would come to school on short notice, and always did a good job with her classes. She became part of the faculty and often joined us for lunch or other social events. She also helped me with my school board election in 2009, which I greatly appreciated. Jane was a wonderful person who will be missed. My sympathy to her family, whom I never met, but heard about from Jane.