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Eleanor Bellamy Hopkins passed away peacefully at Kavanagh House Hospice this past August 12, 2016, following a myriad of chronic and acute health issues to which she finally succumbed. She lived for 88 wonderful years, primarily within the state of Iowa, and never too far from her hometown of Knoxville. She was an elementary teacher in the Des Moines Public Schools until her retirement in 1994. She was also active in PEO, served on the Unity Church Board, her condo board and various other volunteer positions in the Des Moines Community.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ruth Culver Bellamy, her brother, Richard C. Bellamy, her eldest child Ruthann Hopkins, and many other dear family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Melissa (Michael) Holland, son David Helms (Lisa) Hopkins, grandchildren Madeleine, Matthew, Meredith, Andreas, and Abigail, and great-grandchildren Marissa, Joseph, & Maya Jane. Many cousins, extended family, and their pets that loved her dearly will also miss her.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00pm, at Unity Church, 414 31st Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50312/
Memorials: Unity Church of Des Moines.
Published on October 3, 2016
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