Fran K. Hoover, 88

OCT. 28, 1924-JULY 14, 2013

July 15, 2013
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Fran Keefauver Hoover, 88, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Julia Manor Nursing Home, where she was a resident.

Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Viola M. Burger and the late Wilbur L. Keefauver Sr. Her stepfather was the late Roland L. Burger.

Her husband, Raymond B. Hoover, preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1994.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in the Class of 1943.

In her early life, Fran was an employee at the Keystone Soda Fountain and the News Agency in the public square of Hagerstown. She was also employed at Fairchild from 1952 until 1960. She retired from American Cyanamid Co. of Havre De Grace, Md., in 1976.

She was a member of Maranatha Brethren Church and a former member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Fran was a member of Ladies of the Elks 378, American Legion Auxiliary 211, a member of AARP Local 623 and American Cyanamid Company’s Retired Supervisors Club.


She is survived by sisters, Bettie D. Kline and Marie E. Hicks; and one brother, Roy A. Keefauver Sr., all of Hagerstown. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She also is preceded in death by her brother, Wilbur L. Keefauver Jr.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Pastor Jay Fretz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Julia Manor, 333 Mill St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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