Darla L. Mace Hopkins

Darla L. Mace Hopkins, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, March 06, 2017, at the Waters after a short illness. Darla was born on January 24th, 1941, the daughter of Johnny and Christine (O’Neal) Masten. She was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School.

She held several positions in the medical field during her work career. She worked at a Burn Center and later became a Pharmacy Tech at Hendricks County Hospital, Revco, CVS, and retiring from Kroger Pharmacy in 2011. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary & Ladies of the Moose. She loved reading, music, crafts, collecting Native American memorabilia and especially spending time with her friends. Darla loved watching and listening to her husband, Don play drums with the John Wood Combo and a special treat was listening to her brother-in-law, Robin Hopkins & Kathleen Miller perform at their shows.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Don Hopkins. Children: Jaime West and Jay (Millie) Mace of Claremont, California, Jeff (Julie) Mace, Boise, Idaho, Joni (Pete) Botonis, Plano, Texas, Jay (Jackie) Hopkins, Greencastle. Grandchildren: Josh, Jacob, & Nikki West, Phoenix, Arizona, Paul (Ann) Mace, Scott Mace, Matthew Mace, Emily & Sarah Mace, Claremont, California, Alana & Ava Botonis, Plano, Texas, Tyler Hopkins, Benjamin and Tommy McAllister, Greencastle, nine great grandchildren. A sister, Pat (Masten) Denny, nephews, Steve (Alice) Denny, Danville, Indiana, Scott Denny, great nieces, Katherine & Olivia Denny, Emily Denny, great grand nephew, Elijah, several cousins, and good friends, Phyllis, Roberta, Mary, and Diana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny & Christine (O’Neal) Masten, Grandparents, Orville & Pyna (Matthews) O’Neal, Everett & Ivah (Lewis) Masten, brother-in-law, Mark Hopkins, in-laws, Roberta & Wayne Hopkins and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7th at the funeral home