Dorothy Longenecker Hopper (1920-2015)

Dorothy “Dot” Longenecker Hopper was born March 26, 1920 in the Belgian Congo to Jay Hershey and Minnie Hauhart Longenecker.

Dot grew up as a missionary kid in the Belgian Congo. She earned her B.A. in English at Queens College and received her Master’s in Christian Education at the Presbyterian School for Christian Education in Richmond (formerly The Assembly‚Äôs Training School) with a thesis entitled “The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Second Generation Foreign Missionaries of the Presbyterian Church U.S.” She married Joseph Barron Hopper, whom she met at Collegiate Home in Montreat, NC. She and Joe served as Presbyterian missionaries under the Board of World Missions, Presbyterian Church in the U.S., in South Korea for 38 years before retiring to Montreat.

Dot went to be with her Savior on Friday, December 4, 2015 in Hillsborough, NC, surrounded by her children and loved ones.

More Posts About Dorothy Longenecker Hopper

Blackstone Presbyterian Church

The story of Dorothy Longenecker's employment at Blackstone Presbyterian Church and how she came to be married there.

The story of Dorothy Longenecker's employment at Blackstone Presbyterian Church and how she came to be married there.   Read More

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Ditty to Dot

A song for Dot Hopper upon on retirement from 38 years on the mission field.

A song for Dot Hopper upon on retirement from 38 years on the mission field.   Read More

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Longenecker Family

My grandfather's brief history of his father-in-law's family, the Longeneckers of Pennsylvania.

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