Allen Hoover, Green Dragon custodian

By on July 6, 2011

Allen N. Hoover, 74, of Stevens, entered into rest at his home Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

Born in Earl Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Emma (Nolt) Hoover. He was the husband of the late Esther (Forry) Hoover, who died in 1994.

Allen worked as a custodian at the Green Dragon Farmers Market for many years.

He is survived by a son: Leroy A. Hoover, of North Carolina; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: Ivan Hoover, of Lancaster; and Melvin Hoover, of Stevens; a sister: Verna, wife of Noah Oberholtzer, of Ephrata; and sister-in-law: Eleanor Hoover, of Myerstown.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a daughter: Joann Hoover; and brother: Landis Hoover.

Funeral services were held July 2 at Farm Crest Chapel. Graveside services took place at Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery with Bishop Lester B. Martin and ministers Walter Zimmerman and Wilmer Martin officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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