Mary Leila Hopper 86 of Beecher City, IL, passed away at 3:59 PM Friday Aug. 5, 2011 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL

Mary was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Herrick, IL the daughter of Hessie and Anna Henderson Beck.She married John Pershing (Perk) Hopper on Mar. 14, 1948 in Beecher City and he passed away on Jan. 19, 2000.

Mary graduated from Herrick High School in 1942.She loved to cook, sew, read and watch the birds.During WWII she worked at a manufacturing plant in Valparaiso, IN to help in the war effort.She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Beecher City for 66 years and was a member the Church of Christ of Beecher City.

Surviving are her son, Lex and his girl friend Amy of Beecher City; and a sister Josephine Nehmelman and husband Ted of Valparaiso, IN.

She was preceded in death by her husband Perk, her parents, and brothers: Francis and William Beck.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011 in Springhill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev Dennis Warner will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City. Eastern Star rites will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorials can be made to Lincolnland Hospice, Church of Christ of Beecher City or Community Care Systems.On line condolences may be made to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com