Shirley Y. Hoppock

Shirley Yvonne (Elliott) Hoppock passed away November 13, 2023, at Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kansas. Shirley was born October 28, 1928, in Sterling Kansas, the daughter of Mark and Elsie Elliott.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Glenn Hoppock; her parents, Mark and Elsie Elliott; sisters, Erma Ringer, Bernese Taylor, Wilma Gossard, Evelyn Davis and brother, Everett Elliott.

Survivors include her two sons; Michael (Polly) Hoppock of Salina, Douglas (Nancy) Hoppock of Overland Park; five grandchildren, Erin (Preston) McCorkle of Salina, Amy (Taylor) Hamilton of Overland Park, Austin (Lisa) Hoppock of Salina, Grant Hoppock of Overland Park and Caroline Hoppock of Overland Park; and five great grandchildren, Beckett, Greeley and Maizie McCorkle and London and Calvin Hamilton.

She worked five years for Page Milk Co., in Coffeyville, Kansas before traveling with her husband while serving in the Navy. They were stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee, Brunswick, Georgia and Corpus Christi, Texas. Following Glenn’s discharge from the Navy they moved to Wichita, Kansas where they raised their sons. She was a long-time member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Wichita, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was active in the women’s group.

Shirley enjoyed her Red Hat groups, one in Wichita and one with her high school class of 1946, the Red Hatters of Altamont, Kansas. She was also active in Tops while living in Wichita. Without a doubt, Shirley’s pride and joy were her two sons. She devoted her life to raising Mike and Doug into fine young men, and enjoyed watching them raise their own families. Shirley would count amongst her happiest times, the hours spent on the bleachers cheering on her boys, the meals she prepared for her family, and the moments when she shook her head at Mike and Doug’s shenanigans.

A Memorial service will be held Friday November 24th 11:00 am at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 5701 E. Mount Vernon St., Wichita, Kansas. Following the celebration of Shirley’s life, a meal will be provided, as the family would like to meet and greet those who came to honor the life of Shirley.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Eaglecrest Senior Living and Presbyterian Manor of Salina for the love and care they have shown Shirley over the years.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials go to Gentiva Hospice or Emergency Aid Food Bank in care of Ryan Mortuary. For more information or to leave condolences go to