Joyce E. Hoover

Joyce E. Hoover, 82, of the Outlet section of Lake Township, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

Miss Hoover was born in Lake Township on Oct. 28, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Russell and Elsie Sorber Hoover.

Joyce graduated from the former Laketon High School in 1947 as valedictorian of her class and received her bachelor's degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. She taught high school in New York and Pennsylvania. Joyce was a life member of the Outlet Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling extensively in many countries throughout the world.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis Hoover and Rev. Warren Hoover.

She is survived by her sister, Faith Dinger and her husband, LaMar, Lake Township; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Routes 29 and 118, with the Rev. Matt Riley, pastor of the Outlet Free Methodist Church, and the Rev. Warren Major of the God's Missionary Church, Jackson Township, officiating.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service Wednesday.

Interment will be in the Kocher Cemetery, Lake Township.

Online condolences can be made at

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 29, 2013