Helen Irene Hopkins

Helen Irene Hopkins, 103, of Sterling, formerly of Franklin Grove, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Morningside of Sterling in Sterling, IL.

Helen was born, January 31, 1918, in Polo, IL, the daughter of Morton and Jennie (Bloomdahl) Dockery. She graduated from Polo High School in 1935. Helen married Russell L. Hopkins on October 8, 1936, in Franklin Grove, IL. Helen and Russell moved to the Franklin Grove Meadows in November of 1996. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1999. She was a longtime member of Franklin Grove Presbyterian Church and very active in the women’s club at her church. Helen was a past member of Lee County Home Extension and her own club at the Franklin Grove Meadows known as CMT- Can’t Miss a Thing group. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Shirley Morgan of Rock Falls, IL, Marilyn (LeRoy) Greenwood of Menominee, MI; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents.

Private services will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Briggs, officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL.

Memorials may be directed to Franklin Grove Presbyterian Church in Franklin Grove, IL.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com