Althea Hoover

Althea Hoover

Althea Hoover passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Alamo Township.

Mrs. Hoover was born July 23, 1918 in Mears, MI to Elias and Ethel (Read) Keen. Althea went to school to become a beautician and worked several years as a stylist. She and her husband built a grocery store in the Vicksburg area which they owned and operated for 10 years. She then was employed for 21 years at Kal-Equip in Otsego and later moved to the Upper Peninsula where they built, owned and operated an antique store for 15 years. Althea enjoyed antiquing and glass collectables. On July 24, 1937 in Battle Creek she married Ralph Hoover who died in 1999. Also preceding her in death were her mother in 1981; her father in 1998; and a great-great-grandson, Tanner Reed in 2007.

Surviving are her children, Sueann Hoover Morse (Jack Clark) of Richland, Ronald (Darlene) Hoover of Otsego, Ruthann Hoover of Alamo and Roger (Maggie) Hoover of Martin; 15 grandkids; 23 great grandkids and 26 great-great grandkids.

Friends may meet with Althea’s family from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, Pastor Daniel Ferraz officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Althea may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice of Kalamazoo.

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  1. Ken & Sandy Miller says:

    Our thoughts are with the whole family. We have not seen some of you in years. We still think about you. Your Mom was a very special person.
    Ken & Sandy Miller

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