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Mary "Dolly" Hoover Hawk

November 29, 1928 — February 10, 2017

Mary "Dolly" Hoover Hawk

Dolly Hoover-Hawk, 88, died late Friday, February 10, 2017 at Heartland of Bucyrus and her family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff for the love and care provided to Dolly while in their care.

She was born November 29, 1928 at home in Crawford County to the late Howard B. and Mable M. (Hale) Jacobs. Dolly was a 1947 graduate of Nevada High School and that same year married Donald T. Hoover.

She cared for her family as a homemaker and when they were older and in school she began cleaning homes for the elderly, which served more as a ministry as she loved helping others. Dolly was proud to have sponsored an American Indian girl through World Changers and loved hearing of her growth over the years. She and Don enjoyed working in their vegetable garden and she loved planting flowers around the home. This was a passion that continued following his death in 1994. Thirteen months later she married James Hawk and they shared many years at their camper in Wagon Wheel Campground as well as traveling to visit with family whenever the opportunity allowed until his death in 2003.

Dolly loved bowling. She bowled in many leagues and was always up for traveling around the area for various tournaments. She also loved socializing with members of her B&C Club (Bingo and Cards) and she was very active in activities involving her children, especially proud to have served as a Den Mother while they were in Scouts. Dolly was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was active with Cota, the Friendship Class and taught 3rd grade Sunday School. More recently she became a member of First Baptist Church after meeting one of their former pastors while camping. She loved reading, especially from her Bible, sermons written by her son and Amish stories and more recently, Dolly found peace and comfort watching birds eat and play outside her window.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Dana Hoover of Russellville, Arkansas and Kevin (Debbie) Hoover of Crestline; seven grandchildren, Joshua Hoover and fiancée Brittany Lockwood, Shana Hoover and fiancé Robert Bentley, William (Kendra) Rossman, Eric (Ashley Sue) Rossman, Bethanye Frasure, Tracy Hoover and Shawn (Katie) Hoover; eight great grandchildren, Madison Bailey, Austin Rossman, Shane and Shawn Reininger, Shayde and Makiah Rupe and EJ and Chase Rossman and one great-great grandson, Rhylan Ribbon. Dolly is also survived by a brother, Harrison Jacobs of Bucyrus and a sister, Margie (Jack) Kirby of Cookeville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lynn Hoover as well as a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Daryle Gangluff.

Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 at Wise Funeral Service where her funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday with her son Rev. Dana Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Nevada Cemetery where Rev. Paul Dalrymple will officiate her committal service.

Donations are requested to be made payable to either World Changers or First Baptist Church and given through the funeral home. Memories are encouraged to be shared on her Tribute Wall.

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Past Services


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Nevada Cemetery

Ohio 231, Nevada, OH

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