| May 25, 1927 -- August 19, 2014
Marion M. Hooley, 87, of Goshen, died at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, August 19, at IU Health
Goshen Hospital. He was born on May 25, 1927 in Middlebury, to Menno and Dora
(Mast) Hooley. On August 16, 1957 in Conneaut Lake, PA he married Marjorie K. Birky,
she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are son, Brad B. (Laura) Hooley;
daughter, Janet (Barry) Kercher both of Goshen; four grandchildren, one great
grandson; brother, Lester (Eva) Hooley of Sun City, FL. He was preceded in death by
his parents; sister, Verna Slabaugh; brother, Walter Hooley. Marion was a dairy
farmer and was known for breeding excellent Holstein Cattle from the Hoobirk family
farm. These cattle have been sold both in the United States and internationally. He
also was a currier for Culver Duck, Middlebury for 19 years. He was a member of
Shore Mennonite Church and served his 1-W service at the Indianapolis General
Hospital from 1950-1952. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday August
24, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 10:00 am on Monday August 25, also at the funeral home. Services
will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner and Marion’s grandson, Brandon Kercher.
Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to IU Health
Goshen Home Care And Hospice or Wycliffe Bible Translators.
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Current Online Condolences
My heartfelt condolences to Laura and Brad Hooley's family for their loss. My
thoughts and prayers are with your during this time of grief.
From: Tina M. Heckman Brown
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Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I saw him a year ago April at the auction.
From: Philip Jeptha Troyer,son of Joella Murray Troyer
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I will pass off the news of Marion's passing to the Indiana State Holstein Association.
The cattle that he owned and bred were exceptional. I can say that because when I
worked for Dr. Snider and would go to the farm with him, I got to see them personally.
From: Kim Myers, Secretary/Treasurer Indiana State Holstein Association
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So sorry to hear of Marion's passing. I want to express my sincere sympathy as you
go through this is a life changing experience. It is already four years since Jim's
passing and I am still trying to cope. Best wishes to you and your family!
From: Arlene (Jim) Mast