Lulu Hoy

Lulu M. Hoy

Monday, November 23rd, 1925 - Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Lulu M. Hoy, 94, of Bellefonte, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Eagle Valley Personal Care Home in Milesburg. Born on November 23, 1925, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Rachel (Warner) Witherite. She was married to her beloved husband, William H. Hoy, who preceded her in death on October 7, 2003.

Lulu attended Bellefonte School System. She worked as the Assistant Manager in the Milk Testing Lab at Penn State for more than 30 years, until her retirement in 1990.

She is survived by her five children, Martha Smith (Claude) of Clearfield, William S. “Shannon” Hoy (Debbie) of Bellefonte, Karen McCreary (Dennis) of McElhattan, Daniel Hoy (Sandy) of Bellefonte, and Judy Vonada (Gary) of Milesburg, 14 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Lois Burd, of Bellefonte.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Hoy, on February 25, 2011, four brothers, Merrill, Gus, Jay, and Charlie Witherite, and six sisters, Hannah Mayes, Ethel Meyers, Carrie Meyers, Bessie Shawver, Marjorie Orr, and Fae Spicer.

Lulu was a member of the Greater Buffalo Run Valley United Methodist Church in Bellefonte. Additionally, she was a life member of the Nittany Antique Machinery Association and Fordson Ford Ferguson Tractor Club.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10am, at the Greater Buffalo Run Valley United Methodist Church at 1667 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, with Rev. Cheryl Houser officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Meyer Cemetery in Bellefonte. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lulu’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 10:00am
    Greater Buffalo Run Valley United Methodist Church
    1667 Buffalo Run Valley Road
    16823, PA
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    Rev. Cheryl Houser
  • Interment

    Meyer Cemetery
    Benner Township
    Benner Township, PA
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Chris Cooper

Posted at 04:07pm
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Lulu's passing. I am thinking of each of you and all the loving memories and great times. I am so sorry I missed the services, we just heard the news. If there is anything we can do for the family please contact me. Hugs and prayers.

Barbara Witherite Irwin

Posted at 03:47pm
So sorry to hear about Aunt Lulu passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I always enjoyed spending time with her and the family.

Carole Yearick

Posted at 10:18pm
Dear Karen, Bill, and Judy (& Gary), I just read this evening about the passing of your Mother. I want to send prayers and hugs to all of you in your loss. She will always be in your hearts and minds and lifetime memories. Much Love, Carole Hoy Yearick.

Patty Lucas

Posted at 08:39am
Dear Hoy Families,
We're saddened to hear of Lulu's passing. She and Bill were great neighbors and we'll remember them often and with joy.
Guy & Patty Lucas

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