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Steven Patrick HopperPassing: April 26, 2021


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Graveside Service

Friday, April 30th @ 1:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Friday, April 30th @12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Friday, April 30th @ 1:00 p.m.

PAOLI – Steven Patrick “Patty” Hopper, 28, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, in Mitchell.

Born May 13, 1992, in Bedford, he was the son of Steven Eugene Hopper and Rebecca Lynn (Pugh) Smith.

Steven was a tree trimmer and a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children.

Zaiden Roger Eugene Hopper of Mitchell
Briella Rose Edwards-Hopper of Bedford
Rebecca Smith of Paoli
Abby (Keegan) Gillespie of Orleans

His father; maternal grandparents, Priscilla and Marian Pugh; and paternal grandparents, Mildred and Fredrick Hopper, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with Nathan King and Evangelist Jason Riggle officiating.  A celebration of life will follow at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Friday at the cemetery.

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23 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Timothy Love jr | Minot , North Dakota
    Date: February 2, 2023
    Steve was my best friend from the day I met him. We went to school together and we worked together until unforeseen circumstances and I left Indiana. One choice I wish I never made. Good bye dear friend I miss u terribly I know we will meet again to climb those poles everyone is afraid of like we used to. Love and miss u my friend. Signed, Dinky Love
  2. Guest: JENNIFER Davies | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 1, 2021
    I'm so sorry, Becky. My family has always thought so highly of your family. We will remember you in our prayers. My son Christian asked me about Nirvana the other day and I remembered when you told me Stevie asked you if you'd ever heard of AC/DC. Funny memory.💞
  3. Guest: Donald Lewellyn | Campbellsburg, Indiana
    Date: April 30, 2021
    Me and my mom was going over memories about us when we was kids she was telling me the story about the time when we all had gotten leeches on us from a lake or a creek.. I wish we could have spent more time together we will miss you bub tell your dad and your grandpa hi for us Rest In Peace cousin My thoughts and prayers go out to yo Abby and Becky
  4. Guest: Thelma Sears | Mitchell Ind
    Date: April 29, 2021
    My prayers are with you Abby and Becky . I knew Steve since he was a little boy helping his grandma Pat at the bowling ally and I always loved his hugs he gave me
  5. Guest: Christina Atkins | Silvervile, indiana
    Date: April 28, 2021
    I am so sorry to hear this your family is in my prayers abby if you need anything I am just a phone call away prayers love you Cracker
  6. Guest: Ashton Reid | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 28, 2021
    I am so sorry Becky. Patty was one of the best friends I ever had. We used to spend every day together. I love him like a brother. He was one in a million and there will never be anyone like him ever again. I am so sorry for the pain u are going thru.
  7. Guest: Richelle Pemberton-Onley | Mitchell
    Date: April 28, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  8. Guest: Maryland Hopper | Campbellsburg Indiana
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Becky so sorry for your loss he was a special guy he will be missed by all of us who loved him RIP Stevie
  9. Guest: Stephanie Hardman | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Bec, I can’t even begin to imagine how your heart as Stevie’s Mamma breaks right now. I’ve loved that boy like my own all his life, as you know. And especially for the smile and gentle spirit he always showed even during the ups and downs in his lifetime. He got that from you, Bec - his very very good special Mamma!! His smiles are wrapped in thoughts and prayers all around you today...and every day ahead. Love you!!
  10. Guest: Mona Mundy | Mitchell In
    Date: April 28, 2021
    I am so sorry Becky. My heart is aching for you. A few months ago I saw Stevie at Gallions. He smiled at me so sweetly. I said you are Stevie, right? He said “And you used to work at White Castle.” He made an old chicks day. I just wanted to share this with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  11. Guest: Nancy (Chaplin) Jones | Shoals, In.
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Becky I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
  12. Guest: Kathleen Mundy McGeehan | Garden City, Idaho
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Becky, I am saddened to hear of Stevie's passing. He was special to me because of who is dad was. There are just no words to say to a mother who has lost her only son. We are family, we've both lost a lot. Take time for yourself, grieve, remember good times. Hold on to your memories they will help you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm hear to listen if you need an ear. Contact me via messenger and I'll be there for you. God bless, hugs to you.
  13. Guest: Chris Mannix | Bedford, in
    Date: April 28, 2021
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Becky as you travel this terrible road. May God give some sort of comfort in the days ahead. Chris
  14. Guest: Letha Beyers | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 28, 2021
    My heart is aching hearing of your loss. So sorry Becky. Love and comfort to you and your family my friend.
  15. Guest: Tony Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 28, 2021
    I've known Steven for over 14 years me him were always together he lived with me for half of those years my family love him like our own and we are all devastated that he is gone and he will always be in our hearts love you bub.
  16. Guest: DeAnne (Simpson) Wade | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 28, 2021
    Oh Becky, my heart hurts for you. I'm so sorry you're going through this and you will be in my thoughts. DeAnne
  17. Guest: Jill Morse | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 27, 2021
    Sweet Becky-My heart just breaks for you. I know he was your world his entire life. It’s unthinkable and I’m so very sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. What a sweet little kindergarten boy...❤🙏🙏
  18. Guest: Jamie Hopper | Kissimmee, FL
    Date: April 27, 2021
    I send all my love and prayers to you Becky. And always know I am here if you need anything. Love ya
  19. Guest: Sean M Walls | Mitchell IN
    Date: April 27, 2021
    You were my brother from the moment we met. I love you buddy and I'll miss you everyday. Until we meet again buddy I'll never forget the times we had together.
  20. Guest: Leisha Terrell | Indiana
    Date: April 27, 2021
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Becky. My heart breaks for you.
  21. Guest: Deb Kenney | McHenry, MD
    Date: April 27, 2021
    Keeping you in my prayers and just so heartbroken for your loss. My thoughts are with you friend.
  22. Guest: Carrie A Williams | Bedford
    Date: April 27, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss, Becky. I know he was your everything. Continued prayers for you and your grandchildren. You are loved. ~ Carrie Williams
  23. Guest: Stephenie Davis Keim | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: April 27, 2021
    I will always treasure when we surprised Stevie and flew to Disney World. That was such a great trip. I am so very sorry Bec for this tremendous loss.