Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 15, 2011

Lowell W. Hoover

June 25, 1924-Dec. 13, 2011

GOSHEN —  Lowell W. Hoover, 87, died Tuesday morning at Greencroft Healthcare.  

He was born in Goshen June 25, 1924, to John Maynard and Mandella (Bachtel) Hoover.  

He married Velorous J. Shaum May 13, 1945, in Nappanee.  She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Karen Hoover, Goshen, Phyllis (Terry) Scanlon, Elyria, Ohio, Jean (Louis) Cheng, Charlottesville, Va., and LaVonda Hoover, Anaheim, Calif.; a son, Howard E. (Mary) Hoover, Mio, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Miriam (Vernon) Bontreger and Lucille (Menno) Chupp, both of Goshen, and Ruth (Dale Patton) Hoover, New Paris; and a brother, John Hoover, Glen Flora, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Hilde Hoover; a son, L. Richard Hoover; two sisters, Edith Johns and Arlene Hershberger; and two brothers, Norman Richard and Donald R. Hoover.

A Goshen resident from 1924 to 1958 and since 1991, Mr. Hoover was a member of the first graduating class of Bethany Christian High School in 1955 as the father of four children. During the war, he dropped out of school to work on the farm but went back to get his high school diploma.

Between 1958 and 1991 he lived in Imlay City, Mich., where he worked at Lapeer Metal Products and drove school bus for Imlay City Community Schools.

He was a member of Benton Mennonite Church.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

An 11 a.m. graveside service will take place Friday at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.  

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Rev. Brenda Meyer will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Benton Mennonite Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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