MOUNT VERNON — Martha Brown Hoover, 80, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness.
She was born on March 3, 1931, in Hocking County to the late Alva and Loretta (Mooney) Brown. Raised in Columbus, Martha attended West High School and graduated from The Ohio State University where she studied music and elementary education. Martha later taught school in Columbus, Hillsboro and Pomeroy. She loved music and sang in recitals, for weddings and in church choirs. She was a member Emeritus of the Middleport Literary Club, and loved to read and do crossword puzzles. Every day she read the Columbus Dispatch from cover to cover and always rooted for her beloved Buckeyes. Martha was a Christian and a lifelong Methodist.
She is survived by her children, Laura (Lonnie) Totten of Fredericktown and Andrew (Dinah) Hoover of Westerville; two grandchildren, Morgan Anne Hoover and Andrew John Hoover; a brother, George (Carole) Brown; a sister, Marianne (Harold) Buchanan; sisters-in-law, Rachel Brown, JoAnn Brown, Rosemary Beavers, Julia Hoover and Jane Parkinson. Martha is also survived by her HillenVale family; and dear friends, Marge Risko and Evelyn Watson.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wendell W. Hoover; an infant son; and two brothers, John Brown and David Brown.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. The Revs. George Brown and Larry Brown will be officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date in Mount Zion Cemetery near Bladensburg.
The Family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers at both Emeritus at HillenVale and Knox Community Hospital.
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