Celia Maxine Yoder Hooley, 88, of West Liberty, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
She was born in rural West Liberty Sept. 28, 1930, to the late Floyd and Katie Plank Yoder. She was a member of South Union Mennonite Church and the Logan County Agrarians.
She was a switch assembly worker for Siemens Energy & Automation Corporation, formerly Bulldog Manufacturing, in Bellefontaine, a nurse’s aide at Urbana Memorial Hospital and also worked at Maple Drive Dairy in West Liberty.
Mrs. Hooley had a servant’s heart and a giving spirit. She ministered to and comforted many friends and those in need with delicious baked goods or a meal from her kitchen. She was also a prolific writer of thoughtful and heartfelt cards and letters of encouragement.
She greatly enjoyed traveling to Lancaster County, Pa., with her husband of 67 years, Paul Gayler Hooley, who preceded her in death Sept. 8, 2017.
The two were married April 16, 1950. They are survived by three sons, Lynn (Debby Knief) Hooley of DeGraff, Keith (Taryn Wilkins) Hooley of Worthington and Bruce (Sheri Doerksen) Hooley of Plain City; as well as seven grandchildren, Jaime (Chris) Williams, Emily (Kip) Jenkins, Brooks (Jessi) Hooley and Anah, Katie, Rachel and Lexee Hooley; two great-grandchildren, Graham and Kelsey Jenkins; and numerous nieces and nephews, some of whom lovingly helped care for her in her final months.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hooley was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Pete Yoder of West Liberty; and three sisters, Mary Joan Scoby, Phyllis Yoder and Ina Yoder, all of West Liberty.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at South Union Mennonite Church in West Liberty, where the Rev. Matthew Williams officiates a celebration of life memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mrs. Hooley’s memory be made to Green Hills Care Center and Logan County Hospice.