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Mattie Hoover

Mattie Hoover

Mattie Lee (Gray) Hoover, 87, of New Athens, IL, formerly of Hartford, KY, born June 2, 1926 in Hartford, KY, died Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mrs. Hoover was a homemaker.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Hoover, whom she married in January 1947 in Hartford, KY and who died on February 14, 1985, her parents; Tilman and Beatrice (Wallace) Gray, 1 son, Forrest Jay “Tim” Hoover and her brother, W.T. Gray.

She is survived by her daughter; Becky (Gregg) Blomenkamp of Freeburg, IL and her son, Javie (Paula) Hoover of New Athens, IL; 5 grandchildren; Stephanie (Daniel) Schatte, Keri (Rudy) Diefenbach, Tammy (Ryan) Heinecke, Beth (Justin Roland) Hoover and Abby Hoover; 9 great grandchildren, Brandon and Morgan Schatte, Breanna and Jordyn Diefenbach, Baleigh and Harlow Heinecke, Tyce Hoover, and Quintin and Payton Roland.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, 114 West Walnut Street, Hartford, KY

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, 114 West Walnut Street, Hartford, KY with the Rev. Mike Justice officiating. Burial will be in Beaulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hartford, KY.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I think we were one of the first neighbors of the Hoover’s when they first moved to New Athens. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Sondra & Jim Meyer

    Posted by: Sondra & Jim Meyer – New Athens, IL – Friend Sep 28, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love and prayers.

    Posted by: Donna Merlenbach – Ava, IL – Friend Sep 29, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    Becky,, Javie and Paula,
    We were very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and I will always remember her. I know Connie didn’t know her but she sends her deepest sympathy. Now she’s with J.R. and brother Tim but you’ll always have them with you anytime with thoughts of ever fondness.

    Smitty and Connie

    Posted by: Mike & Connie Smith – Okawville, IL – Friends Sep 30, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    Our condolences to Becky, Javie and the Hoover family. So sorry to hear the news of a long term neighbor and parent of a friend passing. May you find peace in the knowledge she is back with JR and Tim.

    Posted by: Mike and Dawn Buettner – Batesville, IN – Former Neighbor Oct 02, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    MOM: You are finally home resting peacefully beside Dad & Tim. All your wishes were done according to your instructions, hope we did you proud. Always remember we love you and will miss you every day. Rest in Peace love you MOM, Becky

    Posted by: Becky (Hoover) Blomenkamp – Freeburg, IL – Daughter Oct 02, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    Becky, Javie, & Paula
    My deepest sympathy to you. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will always remember when Rob and I was her neighbor. I will remember your mom with wonderful memories. Judy Hopfinger

    Posted by: JUDY HOFINGER – New Athens, IL Oct 03, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    So Sorry for your loss. It is so hard losing parents. Hope you find joy in memories. I know I do. Love Lynne and Lori

    Posted by: Lynne and Lori Schneider – Waterloo, IL – friends Oct 08, 2013

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