Betty Louise Hoover, 93, of Bedford, died on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Bedford Colonial Courtyard. She was born on April 30, 1926, in Bedford, a daughter of the late R. Burdette and Mabel Jenny (Ferguson) Wolfe. On March 12, 1948, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Bedford, she married Fred W. Hoover, who preceded her in death on February 16, 1982. She is survived by the following family: two daughters, Linda Cantarini and Cheryl Hoover both of Bedford; a son, Wayne Jake Hoover and partner Valerie Csehoski also of Bedford; five grandchildren: Francesca Cantarini, Bryan Hoover and wife Cheryl, Michael Hoover and wife Michelle, Kyle Morris and wife Kate, and Katie Marie Morris and fiancé Kenny Corle, seven great-grandchildren: Justus, Josiah, Abby, Annabel, Jiselle, Jacob, and Justin; one brother William Wolfe and wife Becky of Rainsburg; and one sister Shirley Cessna and husband Lloyd “Tex” also of Rainsburg. She was preceded in death by one brother Robert Wolfe.
Betty attended the Cumberland Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and received her pin. She always looked forward to her class reunions being held in Cumberland over the years. She was a lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford and for many years enjoyed singing in the senior choir. Betty baked her wonderful oatmeal cakes for church dinners, taught Sunday school and was a helper for many years at the church’s Tuesday after school faith and fun club. She served as a Red Cross volunteer and worked at local blood banks. She enjoyed her years of singing with Loreli and taking bus trips and adventures with her group of “girls” Martha, Doris, and Jeannie. The Bedford County Fair was a big part of the Hoover family life and Betty helped in the fair office with the registrations, assisted her daughter Cheryl in running the food stand for several years and generally enjoyed all the events the week had to offer. As her eyesight and health began to fail, she occupied her days by doing word search puzzles, reading her daily devotions and talking to friends on the phone. Colonial Courtyard became her home in January 2015. With the help and support of the dedicated staff of Colonial Courtyard she was able to enjoy social activities, exercise classes, religious services and interact with other residents throughout the day. You could always find Betty and her very best friend Maxine sitting next to one another in the lobby. The family offers sincere thanks for the care and love shown to Betty by all the staff of Colonial Courtyard, Grane Hospice Care and First Choice in Home Care. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Bedford, with Rev. David Weinhold officiating. Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Monday, 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford. Our online guest book is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
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