Mary E. Hoover

November 02, 1917 ‒ March 05, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Mary Elizabeth Cade Hoover, age 100, of Marion, died on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Primrose Retirement Community.

On November 2, 1917, Mary was born in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert S. and Bertha M. (Elkins) Cade.  She graduated from Canton-McKinley High School.

Shortly following graduation, Mary married a young man who was on leave from the U.S. Air Force, Technical Sergeant William D. “Bill” Hoover, on August 8, 1945.  They moved to Marion, Ohio, in 1946, where they shared thirty eight years of marriage and raised their four children.  He preceded her in death on June 9, 1984.

In addition to being a loving homemaker, Mary was influential in starting the kindergarten program at Pleasant Schools.  She also was a Girl Scout Leader and 4-H advisor for many years.

Mary was a faithful member of St. Mary Church, where she served on the church’s Social Concerns Commission.

She will be missed by her four children: Don (Lola Pryor) Hoover, Harley (Susan) Hoover, Diana (Steve Harsh) Hoffman, and Kathleen (Joseph) Tobin; eight grandchildren: Matt Hoffman, Chris Hoover, Michael (Shelby) Hoover, Sandy (Brent) Buckley, Sarah (Joe) Hickman, David (Tiffani) Tobin, Erick (Alison) Tobin, and Amanda (Ben) Thiel; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by four brothers: Paul Cade, Ben Cade, Bernard Cade, and Edward Ashbaugh.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion, where prayer services will be shared at 6:45 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be observed at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at St. Mary Church (address below), with Father Thomas Buffer officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Mary’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I am so sorry Kathy, Harley and family! What a tremendous life she lived! She was always sweet and kind to us.
    You will remain in our hearts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  • My sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear Mother. The video was beautiful just like the life she lived and the family she raised. I pray God gives you peace and strength in the days ahead. He has already given you so many wonderful memories to help keep her close to your hearts. Praying for peace and blessings to surround you now.

  • Harley – So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. What a long and full life she led! I hope your many memories of her give you comfort.

  • Kathy and Joe,

    So sorry to read of your dear mother’s passing. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help you thru this difficult time.

    Chris and Mike Fleming

  • We were Mary’s neighbor for years and she was a wonderful lady. What a privilege to know her. God bless her family at this difficult time.