Denise G. Hoover

January 24, 1960 ‒ March 03, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Denise Gale Hoover, 59, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly early Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her residence.

She was born January 24, 1960 in London, Ohio the daughter of the late Norman & Joanne (Walters) Simmons. Denise graduated from Olentangy High School in 1978. Denise was a jack of all trades; she was a computer operator, a nurse’s aide, and a home health care provider, before settling down in her own home, taking care of her husband and kids. Denise attended church for over 38 years, most recently attending the Meadow Park Church, in Powell for the last 5 years.

Left to cherish her memory are husband Edward “Ed” Hoover of 39 years, son Jerry (Sherry) Hoover; daughter  Tia ( Garrett Bennett) LeMaster; grandchildren Audri Hoover, Khendyl Foley, Roxanne Bennett, Xavier Trailor, Ezra Welch, Adiyah Welch, Hannah Conkey, Phillip Conkey; brothers Mike (Janice) Walters, and Anthony Lewis; sister Shawnie Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy (Ronnie) Jaccaud, niece Laura Jaccaud, and great nephew James Armstrong.

Denise loved to escape with a good book; she was also a caregiver to all. Her family and those close to her will remember her as the “Keeper of the Babies”, enjoying every moment spent with her grand kids.

Pastor Diane Thatcher will officiate a service, 5:00 pm, Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. A meal will follow the services at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center.  Burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery the following week.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be directed towards The Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Delaware Chapter, P.O. Box 81, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • My heart just breaks. The world is a lesser place with her gone. She was one of my best friends for 45 years. May her legacy of love and kindness live on thru all the lives she touched. Many hugs and prayers to Ed, Shawnie, Jerry, Tia, and the rest of the family and friends. She definitely will never be forgotten. RIP, my friend…

  • I am truly sorry for loss! No one can or will replace her. Denise crosses many people paths & made an impact on everyone. Tia you were her gift from above and she loved you so much. Keep each other close during this time of pain. And remember she is going to be with you for Always! R.I .P Nece 🙏

  • So sorry to hear about denise she was a wonderful caring person to everyone. I was in shock when I heard about this codolences to eddie and tia, jerry, shawnie and all the kids and family .

  • This is absolutely a shock to me and my sincere condolences goes out to ED and the family…I met Nece 7 yrs ago when I moved to Delaware she and Ed was my neighbors. Nece was the friendliest, most caring, loving , kindness person I’ve ever met …Nece you will never be forgotten , RIH 👼…

  • Shawnie,

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. My heart breaks for you my sweet friend. We are so very sorry for the loss of your sister.

  • Robert and Carolyn Medley
    Sends are deepest sympathy to the Hoover and Lewis family in lost of Denise Hoover.

  • Oh Nece.. what an amazing woman you were!! I always looked at you as my adoptive aunt. Many many memories of my childhood are with you in it. My wedding wouldn’t of happened with out you. I am very grateful for your love and being such an amazing friend to my momma. You will never be forgotten.

  • Shawnie,

    I always loved coming to your house, man the fun we had! Denise had the best personality and quick whit – I truly loved her – I will forever remember her with the best of memories. I am so sorry for your loss, please know that everyone that knew her mourns with you. Hugs sweet girle’ and know that Terry & I love you too!

  • Total shock is what I felt when told of Denises’ passing . My heartfelt condolences to Ed, Tia and Jerry and all of her family and friends. I had the pleasure of knowing her for the past few years and she was a great lady to say the least. Fly high Nece and may your soul REST in Heaven!

  • My heart and prayers go the family of Denise. I wish I could have known her better, but the times we had met she was always so sweet and so fun to talk with. She always smiled so big when she talked about her family.

  • Jerry,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • May you Rest in Eternal Peace my Dear Cousin. You will never be forgotten, it is impossible. You are so very loved and so incredibly missed already. Until we meet again. Say hello to your mom and dad as well as my mom and Uncle Buddy and so many others. I love you! My love to you Shawnie as well as to Ed, Jerry, Tia and the rest of the family.

  • I went to high school with Denise. She was the most sweetest soft spoken person I met. I will always remember her sweet smile. My prayers are with her family and friend .

  • I met Denis at church. We became good friends. Sorry to hear about her passing. I will never forget my dear friend. God received an beautiful angel.

  • Denise was an angel on earth. She was a terrific friend. Besides her kids and grandkids, she looked after my grown daughter and grandson. She always had their best interest at heart. Ed and the rest of family have my support and hope that God gives them peace and love. It will be a hard road to travel. Just take one step at a time.

  • Our hearts break for for Ed & Family. Denise was & is a wonderful person. I am so glad to have her in my life for awhile. She was part of my church family at Pathway & just having someone we both could to talk to each other. Also eating Mexican with her & Laura. See you in Heaven .