Patricia “Pat” Jean Lothspeich Hoover passed away from Pulmonary Fibrosis on Friday, June 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Pat was born October 9, 1942 in Madison, Indiana to the late M. June (Rowlett) and Cyril Lothspeich. Pat graduated from Peru High School in 1960 and married her high school sweetheart, John Edward Hoover on October 15, 1960. John preceded her in death on December 28, 2013. Pat was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Avilla. She loved to volunteer and has volunteered at Lutheran Life Villages and Chandler House, delivered meals to the shut-ins, was a member of the Rosary Sodality and St. Vincent DePaul Society. She was a Eucharistic minister and distributed communion to those unable to attend mass. Pat retired from King Seeley in Kendallville. She was also the owner of Speed-E-Clean Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Ashley. She retired from East Noble School Corporation in 2008. Other than her love for God, her family and friends were the people she loved being around the most. Taking family trips, playing cards and cooking for all that came to her home.
Pat was the mother of three children:
Son, John Hoover, Jr of Kendallville.
Daughter, Cathy and Rich Butler of Ege.
Daughter, Kimberly Hoover of Kendallville.
Three grandchildren: Amy and Trent Saalfrank of LaOtto; Joshua Butler of Kendallville; and Kali and Bill Harris of Ege.
Five great-grandchildren: Bobby Harris (deceased), Faith Hedrick, Mason Saalfrank, Madison Butler and Everleigh Harris.
Great-great grandson, Brandon Harris.
Sister, Nancy and Bob Schafer of Madison, Indiana.
Brother, Michael and Renee Lothspeich of Decatur, Alabama.
Sisters-in-law: Ellen and John Geise of Syracuse, Indiana; Jerri and Adam Attaway of Chesnee, South Carolina; Nina Hoover of National City, California; and Kim Hoover of Peru, Indiana.
Brothers-in-law: Donald and Colette Hoover of Kokomo, Indiana; William Hoover of Peru, Indiana; Michael and Vickie Hoover of New London, Ohio; and Ray Petermeier of Kokomo, Indiana. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 28, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with a Rosary service at 7:00 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Avilla with visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass. Casket bearers will be Trent Saalfrank, Mason Saalfrank, Bill Harris, Joshua Butler. Honorary bearers will be Madi Butler and Everleigh Harris.
Private family Christian burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary School or St. Mary Church, Avilla.
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