ANNA MAY WHITTAKER nee Hopkins
Anna May was born May 4, 1933 in Akron, Ohio and peacefully passed from this life on April 26th, 2021 at the Madison Manor Senior Living Facility located in Madison, Alabama.
Anna was a loving mother, devoted wife, and friend to many.
She was predeceased by her parents Oliver Hopkins, Rose (nee Stine) Hopkins, her son Walter Frank Whittaker, and her siblings Ova Alberta Antal (Daniel, Jr.), Bud Orren Hopkins, John Sheridan Hopkins, Ruth Inez, Clarence D. Hopkins, Paul Eugene Hopkins, Jack Douglas Hopkins, Harry Lewis Hopkins and Alice Faye Batty (Anthony). She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Frank Whittaker.
Anna met her husband Frank Whittaker through mutual friends. After spending many years together developing their friendship, Frank proposed to Anna. Upon his return from Basic Training with the Army, Frank and Anna were married in a private ceremony held by her father Oliver Hopkins. They spent many happy years living in Ohio where Anna worked for the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio and Frank worked for Babcox and Wilcox. Once they both retired, they moved from Ohio to Texas. During their time in Texas they found their passion for square dancing. Anna could always be found dressed up and ready to dance at a moment’s notice. She always spoke lovingly of Jose, their little chihuahua dog that kept her and Frank entertained. Frank and Anna loved to travel across the country, spending much time together enjoying each other's company. They moved to Madison, Alabama and developed deep lasting friendships with their Madison Church of Christ family where Anna and Frank faithfully attended. Anna was always surrounded by the teenagers who she dearly loved and shared with them her words of wisdom. Anna deeply loved and was devoted to her husband, Frank. Prior to Covid-19 restrictions and failing health, Frank was ever vigilant by Anna's side. The two were inseparable with a flair for life and hospitality.
Services for Anna will be Friday April 30 2021 at Legacy Chapel Funeral Home, Madison, Alabama. Visitation from 12 to 1 and service to follow. Interment at Huntsville Memorial Gardens.