The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


December 2, 2013

Martha ‘Luella’ Hopkins

Registered nurse sang in church choir

- — Martha “Luella” Hopkins of Hermitage died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Clepper Manor, Sharon. She was 87.

Mrs. Hopkins was born Jan. 5, 1926, a daughter of Thomas “Jess” and Martha Jamieson Rowlands.

She was a 1944 graduate of Sharon High School and a 1948 graduate of the former Christian H. Buhl School of Nursing.

Luella was a registered nurse at the former Sharon General Hospital from 1948 to 1960, and a nurse at the former Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital in Farrell from 1960 to 1972.

She married Charles “Ron” Hopkins June 25, 1949.

Mrs. Hopkins was a 60-year member of West Middlesex Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir.

Luella is survived by: a daughter, Diane Hopkins Pierson and her husband Harry, Hermitage; two grandchildren, Mandy and her husband Josh Weekley, and Kristin Malenky; and three great-grandchildren, Peyson, Mara and Reegan Weekley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Bell and Maribel Moran; a brother, Thomas Rowlands; a son, Jeffery W. Hopkins; and daughter, Maribeth Hopkins DuBrasky.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sharon Regional School of Nursing, 740 E. State St., Sharon, PA 16146 or the American Cancer Society, 3208 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105.


Mrs. Charles “Ron” (Martha “Luella”), 87, of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday (12-7-13) in West Middlesex Presbyterian Church.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday (12-7-13) at the church, with Rev. Jason Hickman presiding.

Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.

Arrangements by SMITH FUNERAL HOME, West Middlesex.

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