Mary L. Hoover, age 87, of Alliance, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Aultman Hospital.
She was born March 28, 1932 in East Rochester, Ohio to Clarence and Grace (Kelley) Taylor.
She attended Alliance High School. Mary worked for many years as a floral designer at Millers Flowerland. She was also formerly a manager at Aunt Polly’s Antiques and Collectibles, and a secretary at Pauli Electric.
She enjoyed writing short stories and poetry, which attributed to becoming a published author with many of her wonderful articles being featured. A highlight of her freelance writing, Mary’s work was published twice in issues of the national magazine, “Good Old Days”.
She was quick witted and enjoyed jokes, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Mary also enjoyed playing cards and games including shuffleboard at the Alliance Senior Center. Many of her other interests included, genealogy, collecting antiques, arranging flowers and listening to music.
A member of Science Hill Community Church and the Alliance Senior Center, Mary volunteered for the American Red Cross and participated in the Cancer Relay for Life.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Hoover, whom she married June 11, 1949. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Other survivors include, son, Gary (Sally) Hoover; daughter, Linda (Mike) Pauli; six grandchildren, Amy Hoover, Carolyn (Brandon) Caywood, Michelle (Chris) Bade, Mark (Kristin) Pauli, Michael (Brenda) Pauli, Matt (Jamie) Pauli; 13 great-grandchildren, Alex and Nick Caywood, Sarah, Michael and Ryan Bade, Tyler Posey, Rylin, Ashlyn and Caitlen Pauli, Kayla and Emily Pauli, Austin and Olivia Callahan.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Martha Transue and Clarence Taylor Jr.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Dr. Jo Ann Patterson officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.