gloom was cast over the village of Forestville and neighborhood on
Sunday, Jan. 19th, when the sad news was received that Mrs. J. A. Hoover
had passed away.
Her illness was of short
duration and owing to its
contagious nature only those who were nursing her could be present. She
realized her end was near and wished those present to say
"good-bye" to her many friends and ask them to meet her in the
"Better World." Everything that medical skill and loving hands
could do was done. She passed into the presence of her Savior, wholly resting on His Merits and Grace. The funeral took place the next day,
interment being made in the Baptist Cemetery, St. Williams.*
She was a woman
of unusual talent and ability, always bright and cheerful and
hospitable, a great worker in whatever she put her hands to.
In any home
where sorrow and trouble were found in the community, she was one of the
first to be present or send relief. She was an active member of the
Forestville Baptist Church, ever ready to lend a hand and to help the
Pastor in any good work. She was Organist and Leader in the musical part
of the services. A few days before she passed away, she was training
the choir for special services to be held the following Sunday, but she
was taken sick and unable to be present.
Institute has lost a valuable helper. At the first meeting for the
Forestville branch she was elected secretary and continued to hold that
office until her decease. She was also District Sec'y for one year. The
Village Hall will be a standing memorial to her memory, for it was
practically through her efforts and instrumentality that it was fixed
over, decorated and stands as it does today.
She leaves to
mourn her loss, her sorrowing husband and three boys, Harold, Robert and
Jack; her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson of St. Williams;
five brothers, Chester of Chicago, Clarence of Clear Creek, Voil and
Pearl of St. Williams, and Robert, servicing with the C.E.F. in France.
Two sisters, Mrs. L. Bennett and Mrs. Leo Brandow of St. Williams.
Much sympathy is
felt by all for the bereaved ones. It is expected a memorial service
will be held in the Forestville Baptist Church on Sunday morning, Feb.
9th, at 11.00 o'clock.