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Nancy Alexander obit
Nancy Alexander

Nancy J. Alexander, 86, of Newburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Friday, February, 21, 2020, at Green Ridge Village, Newville.

She was born on October 5, 1933, in Newburg, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Grace E. (Shuman) Hoover and married Ronald S. Alexander on June 3, 1954 who she met while working at Howard Johnson’s at the Blue Mountain rest area on the PA turnpike.  He preceded her in death on February 14, 2009.

Nancy was a homemaker throughout her life and also worked as a manager of Eleanor’s, a women’s clothing store, when she lived in Vienna, VA. 

She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Newburg (McKinney).  Nancy was also a member of the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, in which she spent countless hours helping to support and fundraise.  She was known as a wonderful cook, enjoyed gardening, and canning all kinds of foods. In her free time Nancy enjoyed quilting, bowling, playing cards, and shopping for fashionable clothing.

She is survived by one son, John Alexander and wife Sandra of Newburg; five grandchildren, Hannah Padelsky and husband Mark of Lancaster, Jessica Alexander of Springfield, VA, Emily Alexander and fiancé Bobby Richardson of Newburg, Melissa Sprinkle and husband Cody of Falls Church, VA, and Sean Alexander and fiancé Rachel Bender of Phoenix, AZ; two great granddaughters, Rosalie Padelsky and Riley Richardson; three brothers, William Hoover and wife Mabel of Newburg, Alan Hoover and wife Jackie of Chambersburg, and Ned Hoover of Bloserville; her sister, Kathryn Lauver of Chambersburg; two sisters-in-law, Virginia and Louise Hoover; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by one son and daughter-in-law, Frank Alexander and wife Sarah (Cox); three brothers, Rodney, Jay, & Philip Hoover; her brother-in-law, Richard Lauver; and two sisters-in-law, Arlene (Holtry) Hoover and Joann (Nolan) Hoover.

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Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 15634 Paxton Run Road, Newburg, PA.  Pastor Bruce Levy will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newburg-Hopewell V.F.C. at PO Box 5 Newburg, PA 17240 or the Hopewell U.M.C. at 17 Enola Rd. Newburg, PA 17240.

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