February 23, 1937 ~ August 29, 2015
Richard Hooley, 78, of Middlebury, died at 5:45 am on Saturday, August 29, at
Millers Merry Manor, he had been in declining health. He was born on February
23, 1937 in Middlebury to Dan and Bessie (Miller) Hooley. On January 31, 1959
in Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen he married Lavera Troyer, she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Cheryl (Lowell)
Troyer of Guatemala, Rolonda (Ted) Graber; two sons, Brad (Lesa) Hooley, Allen
(Crystal) Hooley all of Goshen; 13 grandchildren, Amber, Andrew, Alicia, Caitlin,
Steven, Alexis, Kelsey, Conner, Nick, Adam, Logan, Jackson, Cameron; two
great-grandchildren, Adria and Reed; a sister, Carolyn (Jerry) Rodman of
Angola; two brothers, Larry (Marilyn) Hooley and Randy Hooley both of
Middlebury. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Harold,
John, Robert, Maurice Hooley; two sisters, Neva Graber and Marilyn Eicher.
Richard worked at Troyer Food for most of his life and enjoyed his career as
salesman. He retired after 35 years of service. Richard was an amazing
grandfather and loved spending time with all of his grandchildren. He was a
great storyteller and enjoyed working outside and in his woodworking shop.
He was a true servant, volunteering his time on mission trips, teaching Sunday
School to youth and serving as an Elder for the church. He was a member of
Clinton Brick Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on
Tuesday, September 1, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury and one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Wednesday,
September 2, at Clinton Brick Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by
Pastor David Hathaway and his son-in-law, Lowell Troyer. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Students
International, to help fund the mission trip of his granddaughter, Kelsey Graber.
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Richard was the salesman that called on the store I worked in, I always enjoyed
talking to him when he called and when he stopped in on Mondays. You have
my deepest sympathy he was truly a great man !
From: Dave Cole
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James & I are saying prayers for all of Mr. Hooley's family during this difficult
time. With deepest sympathy.
From: Genie & James Bandy