A memorial service will be held for Rebecca Paisley Hoover, 83, of Granville at 11 am on Saturday, May 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville with the Rev. Karen Chakoian officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, May 26 from 1 - 3 pm and 6 - 8 pm at the McPeek-Hoekstra Hoskinson Funeral Home in Granville, 133 S. Prospect Street.
Becky died surrounded by family Saturday, May 20 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was born January 1, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late James and LuEllen Paisley. She was raised with her older brother and younger sister in Irondale, Ohio. She was a 1962 graduate of Muskingum College.
Becky was radiant, a woman who cared deeply about family, friends, and community. Her authenticity, kindness, and keen ability to connect with others brought joy to all who knew her.
Professionally, she touched the lives of many students as a beloved teacher for 25 years at William Miller School in Newark, Ohio.
Becky was a person of deep faith and a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1972. She served as both Elder and Deacon and was also a retired Stephen Minister.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 9 years, James Hoover; the children of her first marriage to John Bain: James (Julie) Bain of Granville, Stephen (Michelle) Bain of Granville, and Ellen Bain of Ojai, CA; her step-children from her second marriage to Lawrence Clarke: Katherine Clarke (Andrew Hoover) of Washington, DC, and Michael (Staci) Clarke of Williamsburg, VA; Jim Hoover’s sons: David (Karen) Hoover and Daniel (Jess) Hoover of Frazeysburg; grandchildren Rachel, Olivia, and Jackson Bain; Georgia and Thomas Bain; Calder and Adrienne Hoover; Alexander and Amelia Clarke; and Jimmy, Emily, Austin, and Siarra Hoover.
Also surviving is her sister, Sarah (Lewis) Poe of Granville. Becky was preceded in death by her brother Robert Paisley.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church at 110 West Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023.
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