Marjorie Kathryn Hooley, 86, of Goshen, died at 8:37 am on Thursday in the
Goshen Health Hospital emergency department. She was born on May 27,
1932, in Delavan, IL, to Albert and Kate (Miller) Birky. On August 16, 1957 in
Conneaut Lake, PA she married Marion M. Hooley; he died August 19, 2014.
Surviving are daughter, Janet (Barry) Kercher of Goshen; son, Brad B.
(Laura) Hooley of Goshen; five grandchildren, Jackson and Jordan Hooley,
Brandon and Stephen Kercher, Brandi Noel Zepeda; one great grandson,
Morrison Hooley; multiple nieces and nephews; sister, Joyce (David)
McCreary of Goshen; two brothers, Ivan (Doris) Birky of Shipshewana,
Vernon (Carol) Birky of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her
husband, parents, brother, Lester Hooley, sister, Dorothy Mishler. Marjorie
was a member of Shore Church. She was a teacher for five years at Topeka
Elementary School and a substitute teacher for 30 years in the Middlebury
school system. She retired after 10 years as a courier from Culver Duck.
She also volunteered at the Middlebury Food Pantry and Orchard View
Elementary School. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, June
10 at Shore Church, 7235 W. 100 North, Shipshewana. Funeral services will
be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 11, also at the church. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Carl Horner and Marjorie’s grandson, Brandon
Kercher. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery. Memorials may be given to
Middlebury Food Pantry.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have good memories from years
ago and again at our farm auction at Maxwelton.
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We will miss your smile in church on Sunday mornings, blessings to your
family as they walk this earth without you.
From: Michele Berkey
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Oh, Aunt Marjorie, words cannot express how much you will be missed!
Who am I going to have beef and noodles with now when I come home to
visit?!? :-) Thank you for loving me, for being you, and for setting such a
wonderful example for what a Christian woman should be. I will love you
From: Jessi (Mejer)
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Janet, Brad , and your families, I enjoyed your mom so much. Our family
will be praying for all of you.
From: John and Sara Baker
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Brad, my condolences to you and your entire family. So very sorry for your
From: Anita (Lewis) Franklin