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Ruth Hoopingarner


    Ruth Ann Hoopingarner, 71, LaGrange, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    She was born August, 28, 1940, in Kendallville, to Wayne and Frances (Danielson) Lewis.

    Moving back to LaGrange in 2005 after spending several years in L’Anse, Mich., she was a former receptionist at a doctor’s office.  She attended the Howe United Methodist Church and was a member of the Howe United Methodist Women.

    Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Whitlock, Howe; two sons, Brett Hoopingarner, Oconto, Wisc., and Kurt Hoopingarner, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two granddaughters, Carmen Whitlock and Alison Whitlock; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Martha and Eli Knepp, Wolcottville, Linda Brown, LaGrange, and Vickey and John Montgomery, Cromwell, Ind.; and one brother, Michael W. Lewis, Elkhart.

    Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 28 at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Services will be noon Wednesday, March 28, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Jean Ness officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.