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Francis Hoover

January 25, 2014
The Inter-Mountain

Francis Oliver "Frank" Hoover, 75, passed from this life Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014, in Valentine Assisted Living Facility in Beverly.

Frank was born Monday, Nov. 14, 1938, in Elkins, a son of the late Jess Preston Hoover and Etrula Ruth "Koot" Lantz Hoover.

Left to cherish Frank's memory are five siblings, Gary Hoover and wife, Arlene, of Valley Head, Jack Hoover and wife, Lorraine, of Rupert, Arch Hoover and wife, Jewel, of Becky's Creek, Cheryl Moore and husband, Leonard, of Valley Head and Beverly Lantz and husband, Sam, of Wheeling; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Preceding Frank in death, besides his parents, were two siblings, Jessie Hoover and Vicky Shreves.

Frank attended the schools of Randolph County and worked as a coal miner for Bethlehem Steel Coal Co.

Frank was a Methodist by faith and attended Valley Head United Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to church and singing, and loved visiting people.

Visitation will be conducted at Valley Head United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Ann Fretwell will officiate, and interment will follow in Valley Head Cemetery.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Francis Oliver "Frank" Hoover. Send online condolences to the family at



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