Patricia S. Hopp

May 6, 1942October 13, 2020

Hopp, Patricia S. May 6, 1942 - Oct. 13, 2020 Patricia S. Hopp, 78, of Placida, FL, died on Oct. 13, 2020. Services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday Oct. 23 at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Chapel of Peace in Englewood, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Donations to The Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers. Patti was born in Indianapolis to Charles and Bertha Pruett on May 6, 1942. She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1960. Model, performer, and ballet pointe dancer, she performed with a “USO Tour of European and Far East service bases" in 1960, earned titles as “Indianapolis 500 Festival Princess” in 1962 and Hillsdale Rose Queen in 1964, performed on the same billing with Sunny and Cher in Monticello in 1965, and many more. She graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette-Indiana, with a master’s in physical education in 1966. Patti married James Hopp on Jun. 7, 1969 at Trader’s Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. She worked as a guidance counselor at Noblesville and Carmel schools for more than 20-years. She was involved in the Rotonda West Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10476 Ladies Auxiliary where she served as Chaplain. Patti is survived by her daughters and their husbands Melinda and Dean Ziegler, Marcella and Todd Huber; grandchildren Jackson, Alexis, Norah, and Gabrielle; step-grandchildren Jason, Chad, and wife Michelle; and great-grandchildren Marissa, and Jaden. She also left behind a sweet calico cat named Mango.


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Chris and Danielle Anderson

October 22, 2020

Patty was always smiling, she shared her beautiful smile with everyone and it just lit up the room. We all have fond memories of Patty and her wonderful husband Jim. Wow, what a great couple they are! I can picture them now, smiling and looking into each others eyes, excited about holding each other for all eternity, in the presence of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The thought of that warms the heart and provides a deep sense of peace. What a blessing it is to have known this amazing woman. Patricia J. Hopp, now there is a life worthy of Celebration! May Gods Peace and continued blessings be with each member of this family and friends.
All His best,
Chris and Danielle Anderson

Marcy Huber

October 21, 2020

You were always my best role model mom - Strong and honest, and always loving. I can feel your presence still. Your voice and smile and laugh were so comforting. You were more graceful than I ever realized until now... never complaining of aging or pain. Always present with the people around you, making others feel special. Every time I called you answered, you were always there for me. I hope to be the same kind of role model for my kids, you’re my inspiration mom! I know you’re watching over me and Mindy and the kids. Until we meet again, I love 💕 you mom!

Cindy Howell

October 20, 2020

One of our memories was shortly after we moved to Cape Haze your mom called saying her golf cart wasn’t working - come to find out it was over three blocks away on the Green Dolphin North on the side of the road - my husband & I took turns pushing it back as it had ran out of gas - well we were out of gas too. Patty was forever thanking us.

Thankful for the ladies in the Cape Haze Bible Study as we had prayed & sung with your mom

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Bob & Cindy Howell

Dean Ziegler

October 19, 2020

Patti was like a Mother to me! I miss her now and always! She left us so many incredible memories!
Love from Dean her son-in-law

Mindy Ziegler

October 18, 2020

Until we meet again. I will always love you and cherish our memories. You were the most important person in my world, my best friend and confidant. I know you are having fun and reunited with dad again! Goodbye for now mom, I love you to the moon and back XOXO

Brad Renner

October 17, 2020

I hope it brings you comfort to know that I am celebrating the life Patty lived, and the impact she had on my life.
Mindy and I have been best friends nearly our whole life. I have had so many good times with the Hopp family. I have a few to share with you.
Mrs. Hopp, or Patty she would tell me to call her, was always at home when I would visit Mindy. I remember her as a very elegant and classy woman. She would always ask about my day and ask how my family was doing. She was a very warm and kind woman. I always got a hug from her as a kid and always a pat on the head. I was fortunate and was able to travel with the Hopp family for their annual spring breaks in FL. As we got a bit older Patty and Jim would take us out on the boat. I remember Patty as very active, fit, and very graceful, so she was always up for a swim. She would cheer us on as we water skied, and always ready with the refreshments when we got back to the house. Once we were adults the refreshments usually turned into a cocktail or two...
When Mindy moved to South Florida I knew to call Mindy on Mondays, Mindy called that "Mondays at Mom's", I spoke with Patty numerous times on Mondays, and as always she asked about my well-being and how my family was doing. Even if I did not speak with her on the phone Patty would call out from afar, HI BRAD! that always gave Mindy and I a good laugh.
The world will miss Patty and her kindness, her thoughtfulness, her playful sense of humor. But, I will love and cherish so many wonderful memories of Patty, Jim, Mindy, and Marci. I grieve with you and hope my prayers reach you and your families.

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs,
Brad Renner
Noblesville, IN

Chad Ziegler

October 16, 2020

Mindy & Family,

Your mom was one of the nicest people we ever met. We will always remember how great she was with Marissa and Jaden. It was always a good time when we got together. She will be missed.

Our sincerest love and condolences,
Chad, Michelle, Marissa & Jaden

Larry Reynolds

October 16, 2020

Mindy, Marcy and you family, it was so sad to learn of Patti's passing. What a fun person she was. She was beautiful and gracious.
I'll always remember those great days when she and Jim hosted our club. Her hospitality made those moments great events. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Patti Reynolds
Palm Harbor, FL

Sierra Cooper

October 15, 2020

I first met ms. Patty in 2013- her smile & laugh is one I will never forget. Patty was a loving soul who loved sharing family stories & good times during her therapy sessions- she not only was a client I always looked forward to seeing but one that always passed a wise word onto me about life. I will miss her dearly 💕

Marian Brumley

October 14, 2020

I met Patti at the VFW she was a great friend, funny and always seemed Happy. she will be missed