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Kathryn "Kathy" Alice Hoover

January 2, 1942 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

Kathryn “Kathy” Alice Hoover of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 10:19 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Lutheran Downtown Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 79.

She was born on January 2, 1942 in Plymouth, Indiana to Helen Lucille (Platz) and Daniel Hamilton Smith.  On September 3, 1961 she was married to Dean Marshall Hoover.  They raised their three children, experienced the joy of becoming grandparents and great-grandparents all throughout the 50 years of marriage they shared before he passed away on January 16, 2011.   

Kathy grew up in Donaldson, Indiana and she was a graduate of West Township High School in Plymouth, Indiana. She was a dependable hardworking lady and for 17 and half years she worked at Biomet in Warsaw, Indiana. 

She was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Warsaw, where she enjoyed Bible study, and being a member of the quilting and knitting group.  Kathy was great with her hands and had the patience and an eye for detail when it came to quilt making.  She loved to make and gift quilts for her family and extended family.  Kathy also enjoyed computer games and was an avid reader.  She was often seen walking her beloved dogs Coco and Brandy around her neighborhood and would always smile and wave to neighbors.  Kathy will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter:  Shelia Ezeji (Syracuse, Indiana); two sons:  Michael (Deborah) Hoover (Warsaw, Indiana); Gary (Lynette) Hoover (Red Lion, Pennsylvania); six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters:  Nancy Lemler (Bourbon, Indiana); Carol Hooks (Duluth, Georgia); and her brother:  James Smith (Wichita, Kansas).  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter and her great-grandson.            

Kathy’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana officiated by Pastor Bill Carney.  Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 10:00 – 12:00 noon.  Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.  

A private graveside service will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.  

Memorial donations can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana  46580.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 31, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1720 E. Center Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580

Funeral Service
Friday
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1720 E. Center Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580

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