Eugene G. Hoover, Binkley & Hurst sales rep, farmer, had a passion for service, avid greeting card sender

By on May 25, 2016

Eugene G. Hoover, born April 30, 1928, transitioned to Heaven at Landis Homes on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

He was the son of Martin O. and Emma Good Hoover. He was preceded in death by his wife: Jane Landis Hoover; a brother: Lloyd G.; a sister: Marian; a sister: Sarah Martin; a daughter: Joyce Seibel; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons: Evan E., Lititz; Donald L. (Jean Harnish), Lititz; two daughters: Shirley M., New Holland; Loretta S. (Mark) Eby, Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother Leon, of Ephrata.

He was an active member of Landis Valley Christian Fellowship. Eugene had a career in agriculture as a farmer, seed salesman, and sales representative for Binkley & Hurst. He found outlets for his passion for service to others by sending hundreds of personalized greeting cards to family and friends celebrating special lifetime events. He was active in support of gospel ministry to prison inmates.

A viewing and family visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bethany West Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m., at the Landis Valley Christian Fellowship Church, 2420 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eugene’s memory may be made to Support for Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 134, Lititz, PA 17543; or We Care Ministries, 3493 Highway 21, Atmore, AL 36502; or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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