Marjorie Church Hopperstead Hoch began her final rest on Aug. 1, 2021, just seven weeks shy of her 105th birthday. It was a peaceful transition at Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, Pa.

Marjorie was born Sept. 24, 1916 to Walter D. and Maud C. Church in/and raised in Caledonia, IL. Years later she moved to Bridgeville with her husband Sever Laverne Hopperstead and their three children. Vern, as he was called, died in 1957. After several years, she married dentist Dr. Linford F. Hoch and spent 16 years laughing and enjoying life together at Collins Pond, near Bridgeville. During that time, Marjorie retired from secretarial work at Woodbridge School District.

Widowed, she spent her final estimated 28 years at Willow Valley Communities, a beautiful retirement community in Lancaster. (Her children are grateful for her time and care there.) Among activities she loved are: bowling with friends — until nearly 100 years old, crossword puzzles, playing cards, counted cross-stitch and knitting. Her cooking and baking skills were loved by all family, especially her seven grandchildren (one predeceased her). She is also survived by her children Stanley L. (spouse Phyllis) Hopperstead, Hartford, CT; Linda A. (Hopperstead) Hammond, Leesport, Pa., and Judith K. Hopperstead (spouse Daniel) Short, Stone Mountain, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren (one step-great-grandson predeceased her), and eight great-great-grandchildren. What a long, wonderful, fully-lived life! She is missed. She is deeply loved.