Betty Lou (Smith) (Hamilton) Hopper, 90, passed away June 10, 2019. Betty was born on May 15, 1929, the daughter of Willis Eldon “Spot” and Erma Louise (Crable) Smith; they preceded her in death.

CANTON-Betty Lou (Smith) (Hamilton) Hopper, 90, passed away June 10, 2019. Betty was born on May 15, 1929, the daughter of Willis Eldon “Spot” and Erma Louise (Crable) Smith; they preceded her in death. 

 

Betty grew up in the Astoria area. She married Robert Claire Hamilton on Nov. 26, 1950. Together they had three children: Sandy, Dave and Mike. Betty and Bob spent most of their married life living in Canton. Bob passed away in January 1980.

 

Betty retired as an LPN for OSF St. Francis, lovingly caring for infants in the nursery. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and traveling, taking many trips with Bob and then with Peoria Charter Coach. She played a ferocious game of BINGO! Betty adored all the fur babies that came into her life. Betty later married Norman Hopper in Canton on Aug. 1, 1998. He survives.

 

Also surviving are her sister Jean Mahnken, of Pembrook Pines, Florida; her children, Sandy (Gary) Foutch of Arvada, Colorado, Dave (Debbie) Hamilton of Quincy and Mike (Katrina) Hamilton of Canton; grandchildren, Jason (Lisa) Roudebush of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Chris (Gigi) Foutch of Arvada, Colorado, Tim (Bryan Lam) Foutch of Los Angeles, California, Tessa Foutch (Ryan Goshorn) of Denver, Colorado, Qwyla Foutch (Zach Cotrell) of Denver, Colorado, Jessica (Jared) Mayall of Canton and Ben (Jamie) Hamilton of Concord, North Carolina; great-grandchildren, CJ and Brooklyn Foutch, Addison and Clark Mayall and Eleanor and Isabel Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Services for Betty will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at First Christian Church, 215 W. Elm St., Canton, with a visitation also at the church 9:30 – 11 a.m. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. A luncheon will follow at the church.

 

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

Memorials made be made to Renaissance Care Center Activity Fund. 1675 E. Ash St., Canton. 61520 or Canton First Christian Church 215 W. Elm St. Canton, 61520.

 

To leave online condolences, or to view Betty’s video tribute; please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.