Mary Elizabeth Hoover


Mary Elizabeth Hoover, 100, Middlebury, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen.
She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Middlebury, to Samuel H. Sr. and Alta (Sunthimer) Hoover.
Surviving are three nephews, Stanton (Susan) Hoover, Hammond, Scott (Jane) Hoover, Carmel, and Samuel (Jill) Hoover III, Middlebury; sister-in-law, Shirley Hoover, Middlebury; eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Samuel H. Hoover Jr.
She worked at First State Bank in Middlebury and then 21 years at Middlebury Community Schools.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she directed choir for 40 years. She started singing in the choir in eighth grade.
She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Elkhart County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Read-A-Bit and a former member of Oak Hills Ladies Gold League.
She attended DePauw University and graduated from Indiana University and the University of Colorado. Mary also loved to travel.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service at First United Methodist Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Russell.
Burial will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Mary Hoover Memorial Youth and Music fund.
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Published on March 21, 2019
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3 posts

D . H.
Mar 29, 2019
Please except my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear family member.May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn strengthen your family during this difficult time.Isaiah 61:1,2.
Nancy myers
Mar 27, 2019
Mary was a fantastic teacher. I enjoyed her Spanish classes, golfing at Oak Hills, and swimming at Hoover’s pond. I will never forget her
Katie Yoder Caldwell
Mar 24, 2019
Miss Hoover was not only a teacher but also a Lady.