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Laddonia Christian Church recently honored two long-standing members.
The church presented a plaque to Burton and Wilma Hopke, naming them “Honorary Elders.”
For many years, the couple have held positions at the Laddonia Christian Church. Just a few years ago, Wilma was still teaching the primary Sunday School class.
They have also served as deacon or elder for many years.
There are many committees to make a church run successfully and the Hopkes have served on them all.
The Hopkes will be celebrating their 65th anniversary in December. Burton transferred his membership to Laddonia Christian Church to join his wife soon after they were married.
They became the parents of three children, Dennis, Debbie, and Daryl.
“Our children grew up in this church,” Burton said.
The Hopkes have touched many people in and around the Laddonia area.