Obituary of Barbara Hoover Stevens
Barbara Hoover Stevens, 85, of Hobart, passed away late Thursday evening, November 2, 2023, at Albany Medical Center following a short illness.
Born on January 10, 1938, in Peekskill, NY, Barbara was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Irene (Witner) Hoover.
She was a 1955 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor degree from Dakota Weslyn University in 1964, Barbara also attended grad school at University of Denver. She went on to work for both Ryder and Hofstra Universities as an Admission Councilor for 20 years, then Barbara spent 26 years as the Confidential Secretary for the Superintendent of South Kortright Central School District until her retirement.
Barbara was a member of the Hobart United Methodist Church, the Hobart Civic Association, and the Hobart Historical Society.
She enjoyed music, especially classical music and was an avid reader and enjoyed nature, Barbara also was a talented crafter, knitting, embroidery, and cross stitching, however her greatest passion was her family, Barbara was a proud grandmother.
Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her brothers: Rollin (Marie) and James Hoover.
She is survived by her daughter: Maria (Wayne) Moody of Hobart; three grandchildren: Brynn, Bowen and Paige Moody; sisters: Charlotte Goodrich and Noel Peck; sister-in-law: Lynn Hoover; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Hobart United Methodist Church.
To watch a recording of Barbara's memorial service follow the link below, A special thank you to Kelly Chein for sharing the video.
Contributions in memory of Barbara can be made to Helios Care or South Kortright Central School-Dollars for Scholars.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with Barbara’s family.