Wilma M. Hoover, 102, died at Riverledge Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, on January 12, 2013, where she lived since 2009.
Born on September 21, 1910, in Theresa, she was the third child of Henry Howard and Ada Cheesman Hoover. She graduated from Theresa High School in 1927 and Albany State in 1931. Miss Hoover received a bachelor’s degree in business/education and two master’s degrees one in business/education and one in library science.
She taught business at Morristown Central High School from 1934 to 1942, at Clayton Central School from 1942 to 1957. She moved to Belport, Long Island where she become the librarian. Upon retirement in 1967, she moved to Florida with her sister Dorothy, where she lived for many years, returning in 2000 to live in Evans Mills at the Meadows. In 2007, she moved to Ogdensburg to live in the United Helpers Assisted Living Complex.
She enjoyed hockey, reading, Jeopardy, family history and loved the St. Lawrence River. She also traveled extensively with her sisters to all 50 states and all around the world.
Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Florence Dumas, Theresa, Doris and Earl Van Tassel, Evans Mills; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Shirley Hoover, Harrisville; two sisters-in-law, Avis Hoover, Watertown, and Kay Hoover, Johnson City; and numerous nieces and nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marjorie in infancy and Charles and Dorothy Keeler, two brothers, Gerald and Donald Hoover and a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Howard Scott, all died before her.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa. A calling hour will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial at Oakwood Cemetery will be at a later date.
Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com/