Virginia Kathleen "Kay" Hoover

Date of Death: 7/23/2018

Virginia Kathleen “Kay” Hoover

July 8, 1940 – July 23, 2018


Virginia Kathleen “Kay” Hoover, 78, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord, Monday. 

Kay was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul W. and Kathleen G. (Hart) Hamer.  She married Wayne E. Hoover on September 23, 1961 at First Church of Christ.

Kay is survived by her husband, a son, Ross E. Hoover of Altoona; a daughter, Pamela L. Rhine of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Steven, Alan, Jenna, Brendan, Ethan, Micah and Jacob; three great-grandchildren: Cali, Gibson and Peyton and two brothers: P. Richard Hamer of Altoona and Rev. James E. Hamer (Bonnie) of Lancaster.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers: John Hamer and William Hamer.

Kay was a 1958 graduate of Altoona High School.  She previously worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Altoona Hospital.

She was a member of First Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Kingdom Builders Sunday School Class.

She enjoyed watching John Wayne Westerns, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and most especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, July 26, 2018, at First Church of Christ, 112 Good Shepherd Road, Altoona, Pastor Jim Hamer officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Church of Christ, 112 Good Shepherd Road, Altoona, PA 16601 in Kay’s memory.


My condolences to the Hoover

My condolences to the Hoover family at this time of loss. No doubt your hearts are heavy at this time. Losing the ones we love is never easy.
Although it is difficult to express just the right words at times like this, may you all be comforted by the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29,
"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out....." How
wonderful to know that our precious loved ones will be restored to life. Knowing this has always been comforting to me and I hope it will do the same for you. May God continue to provide you the strength needed now and also in the days ahead. (Isaiah 12:2)

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