Norma June Hopper, 80 of Tipton died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2010 at Miller's Merry Manor. She was born October 18, 1930 in Tipton to Edward & Nora (Smelser) Doversberger. She had lived in Brookville, Indiana most of her adult life, returning to Tipton five years ago.
Norma worked as a legal secretary for attorney Roger Smith of Brookville. She was a 1947 graduate of Tipton High School and graduated with honors from Indiana University East with a Liberal Arts degree. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton and formerly St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville.
Norma had been active in all areas of Brookville community life and received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Robert D. Orr.
She is survived by one son, Michael Hopper, Tampa, Florida; a half-sister, Hermine Bauchle, Southport; two sister-in-laws, Maxine Doversberger, Tipton and Helen Doversberger, Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene E. Doversberger and V. Charles Doversberger.
Norma's funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 6 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1385 S. Main Street, Tipton, with Rev. Robb Roloff presiding. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton and from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old St. John's Lutheran Church c/o Emanual Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.