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.
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.