Mary Jane (Jarman) Hopper

June 18, 1927 - Nov. 5, 2011

Mary Jane (Jarman) Hopper passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

A lifelong Episcopalian, she was born in Detroit on June 18, 1927, to Ernest "Burt" and Ivy (Fullford) Jarman.

She attended Grace Hospital School of Nursing as a member of the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps, graduating in 1948. She married Theodore Alan Hopper on May 14, 1949; he preceded her in death on July 30, 2008.

Mary Jane is survived by four sons, Preston (Deborah) of Jackson, Mich., Mark (Vicki) of Saline, Mich., Rodney (Betty) of Flat Rock, Mich., and Bruce (Lisa) of Waukesha. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Shawn (Valaurie), Devin, Colin, Brian, Erin, Renee, Alex, Meghan, Ian and Caitlin; one great-grandchild, Declan, with another on the way; two sisters, Edythe Fuller and Judy Venuto; and one brother, Skip Jarman.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Kirchoff.

Mary Jane retired as associate director of nursing at Heritage Hospital in Talyor in 1987. Being a lifelong learner, she graduated from the University of Detroit with a bachelorís degree in human services in 1981. She was active in her church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Harrisville, Mich., a former member of the Alcona County Library Board, and an avid reader who dearly loved her home on Lake Huron in Black River, Mich.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Harrisville. Cremation arrangements were handled through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Memorial donations suggested to Alcona Humane Society, the Alcona County Library or to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Harrisville.

Gillies Funeral Homes, 989-736-8195, is serving the family.