Obituaries Hope Louise Hopkins Caviness

Hope Louise Hopkins Caviness


Hope Louise Hopkins Caviness

June 22, 1948 – Sept. 6, 2020

LAKE WABAUNSEE — Hope Louise Hopkins Caviness, Lake Wabaunsee, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at the lake house where she was surrounded by her devoted husband, children and grandchildren. She was 72.

Hope was born June 22, 1948, in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Philip and Mary Trautman Hopkins. She graduated from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School. Scotch Plains, N.J.

She married Charles Caviness Aug. 16, 1969, in Scotch Plains, N.J. He survives.

Hope attended the College of Emporia, in Emporia. She was a registered nurse. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lake Wabaunsee.

Hope was a warrior who fought Multiple Sclerosis for 45 years. She had a positive attitude and never let MS keep her from doing anything she wanted, including attending endless sporting events in support of her grandchildren. Hope’s legacy instilled a warrior mentality in her children and grandchildren and they were willing to fight any battle with her. With the support of her husband, of 51 years, Chuck and her family, she was willing to take on any adventure. Hope loved being at the lake house, where she faithfully watched her grandchildren swim off the dock and go on endless boat and golf cart rides.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Hope is survived by her husband, Chuck; three children, Christi Zimmerman and husband, Josh, John Caviness and wife, Lori and Andy Caviness and wife, Casandra; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor and Kami Zimmerman and Colin, Ethan, Lauryn, Kaden and Kylie Caviness; and a brother, Stephen Hopkins.

Due to COVID-19, Hope’s memorial service will be private but available to stream online. The directions to stream online will be available on the Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home website.

Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or MS Society and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 S.W. Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kevinbrennanfamilycom.

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