Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Profile Updated: April 4, 2016
Residing In: Johannesburg, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Kenneth Hopkins
Occupation: Retired 1/1/2016 from being secretary at my church. Retired from Chrysler/General Dynamics
Children: Dawn Marie, born 1966; Joseph Richard, born 1967; Three grandchildren: Brittany 28, Joey 22, and Vicki More…21
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What have you been up to since you graduated? Please share.

Worked 22 1/2 at Chrysler/General Dynamics.
Took up archery when I was 30 and thoroughly love it - in 1992 I was second top female archer in my division in Michigan Archer Association, now I just shoot around the house with my children, grandchildren & great niece & nephews.
I joined National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1981 downstate, organized a chapter in Gaylord and eventually became State Regent from 2006-2009. I'm still very involved in DAR and love it! In June every year I go on a bus trip to our National headquarters in DC for a week. What fun!
My husband and I met on an Archery Range and were married on an archery that he built at a sportsman's club in Lewiston, MI. We will be married 20 years in April this year. Third marriage for both of us.
I've been a counselor for women in crisis pregnancies, youth counselor for church youth groups, Sunday School & VBS teacher. Since my husband has frontal temporal dementia, I am now a facilitator for a support group.
I enjoy reading, being with people and my family, boating on my lake, camping, traveling, swimming, outdoor life and living on a lake that is NOT on the map and exploring the woods and watching wildllife.

Now that the colors are changing to a beautiful picture up here, it's time to reflect on these past few months, before Fall and Winter arrive.
I volunteered to chair/facilitate the 75th Anniversary of our church celebration. It finally arrived on June 13th. About a 100 people attended and I was the MC - which is a GREAT feat for me. Finally after all these years of being petrified to speak in public during McGregor and Burbank and of course high school years and running PTA meetings in an informal round table style so I wouldn't have to be in front of an audience I can finally do it. We had a local singers, wonderful lunch and a GREAT time. Then off to DC with 30 other women on a bus for a week long Daughters of the American Revolution National Conference. I love visiting, but would never want to live their - too busy for this northern girl. I like my woods and lake and tranquility. We are the only women's group who own and operate 1 block of buildings in DC, 3 blocks from the White House. We had a GREAT time.
July was filled with surprises. The first being that Penny Sheridan Sherman came up for a visit. She met me at a DAR meeting in Gaylord to meet some of my DAR family for lunch. Then off to my home for a visit with good conversation, pictures, talking about the past, etc. We finished with going to my sister's - Annette - to show off pictures and for Penny to meet Annette's family. When my great niece saw my graduation picture, Olivia's words were, "Big Hair!" with her eyes wide open. We had a good time and we really enjoyed Penny's visit.
My son and his family came down from Pickford -UP- for 2 weeks and we did some major downsizing - even found my McGregor and Burbank autograph books and Denby's year books. I also have my dad's 1942 Denby year book with graduates' dad, Wally Cox (Mr. Peepers) and Coach Rutherford as students.
I'm looking forward to our DAR State Conference at the Amway in Grand Rapids in a few weeks.
And then finally getting reacquainted with so many friends which I haven't seen in so many years. I truly am looking forward to seeing the Burbankers.

Do you have a favorite school story, or funny memory? Please share.

All the Denby dances and football games and parties. I got kicked out of study hall because the computer had my name as Sam Stringflleow and the teacher at that wouldn't believe I wasn't Sharon Stringfellow let a lone that I wasn't a male and was a female - he was the band teacher. Mr. Robinson, counselor, had to straighten out.

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Apr 06, 2021 at 12:20 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Penny. Hope it was GREAT!!!
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Apr 06, 2021 at 5:16 PM

Posted on: Apr 06, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Have a very blessed birthday, Nancy.
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Mar 29, 2021 at 2:53 PM

Hi Linda,
I was in such a hurry to get your physical card out that I forgot to do the computer one. I'm so glad you had a good time. How's DAR coming?
Happy Belated Birthday!
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Mar 16, 2021 at 1:36 PM

Tom, Have a TERRIFIC birthday!
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Mar 01, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Feb 15, 2021 at 6:01 PM

Hi Jim,
Hope all is well with you and your wife. Happy a very blessed happy birthday tomorrow! COVID free, healthy and safe.
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Feb 16, 2021 at 12:24 PM

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021 at 4:27 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG!!! Hope it is fun, safe, healthy and a TERRIFIC one!!!
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Feb 15, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Hi Ralph,
Hope all is well with you. I still have our confirmation picture with you, Luther Amen, Gail Reichman, Shelly, and myself. WOW! Nearly 60 years ago. Boy are we maturing! LOL!
Have a Blessed, fun, WARM, safe, healthy birthday!
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Feb 06, 2021 at 11:31 AM

Happy Birthday Jordan! Hope you have a good one with many candles, family and friends.
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Jan 30, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Have a GREAT HAPPY Birthday, Gary! Hope all is well with you and your family.
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Jan 15, 2021 at 1:21 PM

Hi Dan,
Have a MARVELOUS, safe, healthy Birthday!
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Jan 14, 2021 at 12:26 PM

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 at 10:44 AM

Hi Nancy,
Hope your Birthday is a GREAT one. Have a Happy Birthday!
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Dec 16, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Hi Bob,
Hope you've gotten through very STRANGE year without any issues! 2021 will be better?
I'm sending you many heartfelt wishes for a TERRIFIC birthday! Happy, healthy, safe BIRTHDAY! and many more!
Your friend from Burbank,
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec 16, 2020 at 11:53 AM

Hi Diane,
I pray all is well with you and you got thru this past 9-10 months well!
So this is to wish you many blessings from God on your special day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a WONDERFUL 2021!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Dec 12, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Hi Bill,
Have a GREAT fun-filled, family-filled birthday! As best as you can with masks and safe distancing!
Today it's 35MPH winds and expected 8" inches of snow - just a reminder of Michigan is like! LOL!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Oct 06, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Happy Birthday, Harry. I pray it's a good family filled day, as much as possible with COVID. I pray all is well with you and your family.
Friend from McGregor, Burbank and Denby.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Aug 21, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Tom. I pray it's filled with family and friends - from a distance, 6'. Have the best time ever.
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Apr 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2020 at 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday Nancy. I pray it will be good even as the world is topsy turvy.
Sharon Strinfellow Hopkins

Mar 28, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Hi Penny,
Hope you have a TERRIFIC Birthday! I know you can't go out,BUT have Howard give you a massage, cook you a special dinner or carry out, treat you in special indoors!
Blessings to you both,
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Mar 21, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Happy early Birthday Linda! Are you still in sunny Florida? Or are you in mid- Michigan? Today we are having a snow storm, yesterday was a nice 48 degree spring day. Now we're back to winter.
Blessings on your birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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