Lillian Hoover, 108, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019, at Campbell Place in Bellefontaine.
She was born in Lewistown on Jan. 17, 1911, the daughter of the late Homer T. and Clara Huber Miller. She married Leland Hoover on Jan. 28, 1935, and he preceded her in death April 27, 1969. She was also preceded in death by sons, Larry L. Hoover and James R. Hoover; a brother, Huber K. Miller; and a great-grandson, Trevor.
Lillian is survived by two daughters-in-law, Julia Hoover of Millersport and Martha Hoover of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Hoover-Connor, Rebecca Hoover, Michael (Elizabeth) Hoover, Susan Hoover, Kathleen Hoover and Brian (Tanya) Hoover; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Eric, Luke, Grace, Isabelle, Claire, Ian, Evan, Robert, Derek (Erin) and Tyler.
A 1929 graduate of Lewistown High School, Lillian was a member of Harrison Grange, Farm Bureau Council 8, Bellefontaine Chapter of D.A.R, was a Past Matron and 70+year member of Bellefontaine Chapter 459 Order of Eastern Star, and Past Worthy Matron at Jackson Center when she lived on the farm.
Lillian grew up on the farm and helped with all the farm work. She loved to garden and work with the flowers. Lillian also loved to cook and bake — especially pies. When on the farm, she and her family all joined Muchinippi Church. Later in her life, when she moved to Bellefontaine, she attended the First United Methodist Church and appreciated everything they have done for her.
Pastor Ben Shaeffer officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, following visitation that begins an hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the staff of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.