Mabel M. Hoover

    Mabel M. Stoneburner Hoover, 94, of Richmond, formerly of New Paris, Ohio, died on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Golden Rule Living Center in Richmond.
    She was born on October 7, 1917, in Kirkland Township of Adams County, the youngest of four children born to Amos K. and Mary Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner.
    Mabel was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
    She was a 1935 graduate of Kirkland Township High School in rural Decatur and, during World War II, was employed by General Electric in Fort Wayne.
    In 1982, she retired from the C.R. Coblentz School District in New Paris, where she was a cook for 23 years.
    A resident of New Paris since 1947, she attended First Presbyterian Church in New Paris and was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur.
    Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, William Dwight Hoover, to whom she married on May 18, 1946, in Indianapolis by Rev. R.C. Wenger. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brother, Ralph J. Stoneburner; two sisters, Eva Mae Ernst and Helen L. Schlagenhauf; one niece; and four nephews.
    Mabel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl L. and E.L. “Butch” Burkhardt of Richmond, Indiana.
    The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011, in Barnes Funeral Home, 109 West Main St., New Paris, Ohio. with Father Todd Riebe officiating.
    Interment will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery at New Paris.
    The family will receive friends on Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, 4504 W. County Rd. 300 North, Decatur, Indiana, 46733 or to Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46805.
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