Homer G. Hoover, 91

Homer G. Hoover, 91, North Manchester, IN died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. 

He was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Pleasant Township, Wabash County, to Lawrence & Mary (Frantz) Hoover.  He graduated from Laketon High School in 1942.  On Nov. 26, 1949, he married Julia M. Slaybaugh. 

He was a service manager for the International Harvester dealership in North Manchester for 20 years. He then was a diesel mechanic for Pierceton Trucking in Laketon for 20 years retiring in 1987.  He enjoyed being with his family and helping his friends and others in need.  He also enjoyed golf, singing and traveling in the United States. Homer was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Hoover, North Manchester; two sons, Michael G. (Pamela) Hoover, North Manchester, and Dr. Rick L. (Elaine) Hoover, South Bend; one daughter, Patti A. (Romeo) Benzon, Kapolei Oahu, HI; one brother, Russel S. (Joann) Hoover, North Manchester; two sisters, Grace Metzger, North Manchester, and Verna (Roger) Shively, North Manchester; grandchildren, Natalie Hoover, Alex (Sarah) Hoover, Elise Hoover and Jessica Benson; great-grandchildren, Isis Craig and Finley Hoover. 

One brother, Raymond E. Hoover, one sister, Ruby Muir, and one sister-in-law, LeeAnna Hoover, are deceased. 

Family and friends may call Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.  Services will be Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester.

Calling also one hour prior to service on Saturday at Timbercrest Chapel. 

Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Homer G. Hoover, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962. 

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Posted on 2015 Aug 18