ASHLAND, Ohio - Former Cheshire and Meriden resident Elaine L. Marx Hoppe, 87, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Brethren Care Village in Ashland, Ohio following a long illness. Mrs. Hoppe was born March 22, 1916 in Meriden, and was the daughter of the late Gustav and Alice Mielke Marx. Elaine lived in Meriden until 1952 and then made her home in Cheshire. She moved to Ashland, Ohio and made her home at Brethren Care Village in 1996. Elaine was an inspector for International Silver Company for 46 years, retiring in 1977 and was a member of Cheshire Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Hoppe in 1972 and brother, Clifford Marx in 1998. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Cal and Sandi Hoppe; and grandchildren, Meredith and Matthew Hoppe, all of Ontario. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Cheshire Lutheran Church, Cheshire. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheshire Lutheran Church in care of Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

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