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Amanda Elaine Hoover, age 39, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Born December 27, 1983 in Columbus, OH. She is survived by her loving husband, Anthony Hoover; children, Owen and Noah Hoover; parents, Ben and Melody Atwood; sister, Emily (Paul) Gifford; nieces, Annelise Gifford, Gwen Gifford, Lexis Peters; nephews, Jericho Short and Kyle Hoover; parents-in-law, Mike and Denise Hoover; brother-in-law, Jerry (Lorna Gallagher) Hoover, Shane (Trina) Hoover; sister-in-law, Misty Short.
How are parents supposed to cope when their youngest daughter suddenly closes her eyes for the last time? With a lot of tears and fond memories. By recalling all of the things that made her special. How she loved cats, and mashed potatoes. And the Ohio State Buckeyes. How she loved elderly couples holding hands and taking care of them when they got Alzheimers. She had a passion for helping people. She loved taking care of dialysis patients. And she was good at it. If her coworkers couldn't get a patient's IV going for the dialysis, they asked Mandie to do it. And she got it started every time. She even saved a patient's life when they arrested. She had great satisfaction helping others. Then, 6 years ago the CRPS came into her life. She had to quit her job which she missed so much. She could no longer take care of her boys or be the wife she wanted to be. And that broke her heart! But the constant pain and immobility prevented her from living a normal life. But she was quite a fighter and dealt with the pain the best that she could. The boys would mostly go to her when they wanted their mommy. She would oblige them unless the pain was just too severe. I was so proud of her. Was she perfect? Goodness no. She could be stubborn and opinionated. She was not always easy to live with. But she was beautiful and had a smile that would light up her face. But she loved her family and in-laws and her big sister so much. But her greatest joy in life was Tony, and Owen and Noah. And they will miss her most of all. So I ask again, how are parents to live without their daughter? With tears and good memories. Trusting God for strength and comfort. Trusting him to look after our Mandie until we can see her again. We'll watch after your family and remind them how much she loved them. We will always love you, our Baby Girl!
Friends and family may visit DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 3-5pm with a service beginning at 5pm. Contributions can be made in Amanda’s name for CRPS Awareness to Burning Limb Foundation 15652 Wyoming Dr., Frisco, TX 75035.
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