Carolyn J. Hoover

Carolyn J. Hoover, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Church of God Home in Carlisle.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Carlisle, and was a daughter of the late Foster E. Hockenberry and Rena M. (Rhinehardt) Hockenberry, and was the widow of John J. Hoover, who died April 24, 2013.

She and John loved to ride his motorcycle, and traveled by motorcycle to many states on the East Coast.

Her twin grandchildren were the loves of her life, and she was so proud of their many achievements.

Carolyn was a very talented artist. Her handcrafted Santas and her crocheted baby blankets, baby dresses, sweaters and bonnets are treasured by many family members.

She was employed at the Bedford Shoe Co. and retired from AMP Inc. with 19 years of service as an auditor.

Carolyn was a member of the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, Newville.

She is survived by two sons, Edward Shearer of Newville and Robert (Carole) Shearer of York; twin grandchildren, Natalie and Nicholas Shearer of York; one sister, Cleo Hosler of Newville; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Hockenberry of Pontiac, Illinois, and Judy Hockenberry of Newville; one brother-in-law, Melvin Wolfe of Dillsburg; several step grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by six brothers, Herman, Paul, Carl, Jay, Clair and Raymond, and by seven sisters, Marie Diehl, Norma Hostetter, Annabelle Allard, Florence Webber, Ruth Keck, Linda Motter Gensler and Eva Wolf.

A viewing was held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m., in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Molly Haggerty officiating.

Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, 101 Crossroad School Road, Newville, Pa. 17241.

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