Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Alice Jean (Pemberton) Hopton

Alice Jean Hopton, age 81, of Shelby, died Monday, June 4, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Carla, in Hammond, Louisiana, where she had resided for the past two years.

Alice was born July 17, 1936 in Hustonville, KY, the daughter of the late Earl Granison and Alma Beatrice (Roberts) Pemberton. She was a graduate of Hustonville High School, where she was valedictorian of her class, and had attended Campbellsville College in KY. Alice worked at Shelby Business Forms and retired from their shipping office from what later became Miami Systems. Alice, with her late husband, Roger, followed Sprint car racing with longtime friend, Benny Bowman. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, loved listening to old hymns, and enjoyed watching Ohio State football, the Cleveland Indians, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball. She loved nature and birdwatching, especially hummingbirds. Alice had also been a Cub Scout Den Mother for Pack 404.

Survivors include her children: Rodney (Dawn) Hopton of Ashland, Lisa Kelble (fiancé, Bill Masterson) of Huron, Ricky (Jan) Hopton of Louisiana, Linda (Billy) Reed of Kentucky, and Carla (Scott) Clabaugh of Louisiana; 10 grandchildren: Lindsay Reed, Tiffany (Josh) Hale, Ashley Neikirk, Zackery (Brooke) Reed, Kyle Hopton, Bryce Hopton, Connor Hopton, Jeanna Hopton, Paxton (Caroline) Clabaugh, and Christine McClester; 13 great grandchildren: Aubrey, Chase, Kyley, Kensley, Zoey, Lane, Jaden, Parker, Myla, Rachel, Michael, Samuel, and Megan; siblings: Martha (Bernie) Schaefer, Beulah Pendergraft, Rose (Glen) Traylor, James Walter (Brenda) Pemberton, June Brown, Marilyn Mills, Carol Jo (Johnny) Reed, Inez (Larry) Goode; and in-laws: Betty Pemberton and Jim Hickman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on February 9, 2016 by her husband of 58 years, Roger Carl Hopton, whom she wed on February 8, 1958; a son-in-law: Rich Kelble; and siblings: Ruby Jesse and Earl Van Pemberton.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1pm. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richland County Humane Society or Shelby Helpline Ministries.

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  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Rodney and Dawn
    So sorry for loss. Prayers with you and the family

  2. Len and Judy Hubbard says:

    So sorry to hear about Alice’s passing. She was a good and kind person and will be missed. We’re keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Sarah Frost says:

    Your family is in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was an amazing woman , and she will be missed.

  4. Betty Pemberton says:

    My Condolences to the children, grandchildren, brother and sisters. And all Alice’s friends .

  5. Donnie Strine says:

    Sorry for your loss Rodney and Ricky! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mark & Elaine Fagan says:

    Rodney, Lisa, Ricky, Linda, Carla & families,
    We are so sorry for you loss. Alice was a second mother to me. There are not many of my childhood memories that don’t include her and your family. She and your family were so good to me. It was a great way to grow up with so many great memories. Elaine and I are so sorry we won’t be able to make it to her services, we are out of state on vacation. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mark, Elaine & C.J. Fagan

  7. Dana Pennell says:

    Rodney, Lisa and the rest of the Hopton Clan;

    Please accept my sincere condolences towards your family. The time of our lives when we are all losing our parents is difficult. Our prayers go out to you all.

  8. Jim Napier Jr says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. There are a multitude of great memories when we were growing up that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

  9. Michael Geer says:

    Condolences to all of you. Rodney and Lisa, I haven’t seen you in decades but have fond memories of our exploits when we were younger. God bless!

    All the best,

  10. John & JoAnn Pinter says:

    Lisa, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Amber Micka says:

    My condolences to the family for your loss. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

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