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Martha J. Hoover

September 16, 1934 — May 9, 2017

Martha J. Hoover, 82 of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

Mrs. Hoover was born September 16, 1934 in Moultrie, GA, a daughter of the late Clifton and Doris (Attaway) Sellers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Hoover, who passed away April 11, 1988. They were married on March 31, 1954.

She was a nurse for 43 years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, and was the Cherry Run Camp nurse for 37 years. She was a board member at Cherry Run Camp for 13 years. She was Woman of the Year in 2006, and taught child evangelism for 40+ years. She was involved with the American Red Cross blood mobile for 29 years. Mrs. Hoover was also a lunch aid for 6 years at the Punxsutawney Christian School. She volunteered twice to help with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Pascagoula, Mississippi. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

She is survived by two sons; Timothy E. (Cindy) Hoover of Cloe, Thomas W. (Melissa) Hoover of Punxsutawney, two daughters; Tammy Smith of Punxsutawney, Tabatha Cressley (Scott) of Rochester Mills, one brother; DeRoy Sellers (Margaret) of Colorado, thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers; Charles and Francis Sellers, three sisters; Betty Bell, Annalise Hall, and Sharon Davis.

Friends will be received from 2-8 Pm Friday, May 12, 2017 at McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

​Additional viewing will be held from 10 AM until 11 am, time of service, Saturday, May 12th at the funeral home with Pastor Guy Smith officiating.

Interment is private for family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cherry Run Camp (2855 Cherry Run Rd., Rimersburg, PA 16248), the American Red Cross, Child Evangelism on N. Findley St. in Punxsutawney, and One Life Church (500 Pine St., Punxsutawney).

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