Vivian Elaine's Story
Vivian Elaine Hoye, 96, of New Wilmington, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Windsor Medical Center in North Canton, Ohio.
Born on Dec. 24, 1920, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Carl and Elinor Jeannette Gilmore.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ruth Morris in January 1999; and a son, David Carl Hoye in February 2017.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Norman Hoye, whom she married on Nov. 23, 1943. The couple had just celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day.
Vivian graduated from New Castle High School in 1938. Upon marriage, she lived in Boise, Idaho, and Casper, Wyoming, for a short period of time, before returning to New Wilmington.
She was a member of Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, where she helped with many vacation Bible schools and church dinners.
She was a homemaker, avid reader and loved to knit, crochet and embroider. She enjoyed traveling to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and vacationed many years to various places in Florida with her children and grandchildren.
She was a loving, caring, selfless person who was always ready to lend a listening ear with everyone she met.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a sister, Carol Jeannette Schmidt of Ridgeland, South Carolina; a son, Thomas Robert Hoye and his wife, Rebecca, of Saint Paul, Minnesota; a daughter, Shelley Elaine Morgenstern and her husband, William, of North Canton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Adam Hoye, Brian Hoye, Julie Hoye Von Schoenborn, Jaclyn Morgenstern Novotny, Charles Morgenstern, Daniel Morgenstern and Matthew Hoye; and five great-grandchildren, William, Henry, Whitman, Reed and Benjamin. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA.
An additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Neshannock Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington. The Rev. William H. Stone will officiate.
Interment will take place in Neshannock Church Cemetery in New Wilmington.
Published on November 29, 2017