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Carroll M. Hoover

Carroll Marie Busard Brown Hoover

Carroll, 87, died September 17, 2013. She was born February 11, 1926, in Muskegon, MI to Samuel and Grace (Weatherwax) Busard. She graduated from George Washington High School in 1944 and Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1948. Carroll was a charter member of Alpha Phi sorority, Beta Tau chapter. She served on the house board for the chapter for ten years and was active in the Alpha Phi Indianapolis Alumnae Club.

Carroll worked at Eli Lilly, where she met her first husband, Richard F. Brown. They were married June 1, 1951. She and Dick were married for over 40 years before his death in 1991. Carroll married James Hoover on July 22, 1995, and celebrated 17 years together until his death in 2012.

One of Carroll's passions was antiques. She and her good friend Dottie Dickinson established Dickinson-Brown antiques. For over 23 years, they specialized in antique wicker selling it at antique shows throughout the Midwest.

Carroll was generous with her time. She was a member of many organizations including Crossroads Guild, Antiquarian Club, Stansfield Circle (secretary/treasurer) and was an associate in the Hoover Family Foundation. She belonged to Meridian Hills Country Club, Bears Paw Country Club (Naples, FL), Second Presbyterian Church and Moorings Presbyterian Church (Naples, FL).

Carroll owned a villa in Naples, FL, where she spent the winter months. There she enjoyed playing golf and bridge, and attending the cultural events of Naples. She also spent time at Lake Wawasee. Carroll loved "family time" fishing at the end of the dock. The family member catching the biggest fish during the season would have their name engraved on the Brown Derby Trophy. Carroll won numerous times.

Also preceding her in death were Geraldine Kelley, sister, Nina Busard, sister-in-law, and Ned Schuler, brother-in-law. Survivors include her children, Richard F. Brown, Jr, Okemos, MI, Robert B. Brown (Ruth), Carmel, IN, five grandchildren, Jonathan (Malani), Brendan, Ryan, Austin and Liana, three step children, Anne Hoover (Brian Brown), Silver Springs, MD, David Hoover (Janine) Indianapolis IN, and Cynthia Hoover (Glen Friedman), West Linn OR, and numerous step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her brother, William Busard, Speedway, IN, sister, Jean Schuler, Orlando, FL, and brother-in-law, Ralph Kelley, Cassville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, September 20th, at Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple . Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Franklin College or the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. Online condolences can be made by visiting: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com


Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013
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