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Eloise Pearl (Zook) Hoch

March 15, 1930 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 89)


Eloise Pearl Hoch, 89, North Manchester passed away October 16, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. One of five children, Eloise was born to Harvey F. and Lottie M. (Overholt) Zook on March 15, 1930 in Newton, Kansas.

After graduating from Clear Creek High School in 1948, Eloise married her soulmate, Beaver Edward Hoch on July 24, 1948. The two spent forty-three wonderful years together before Beaver passed away on July 31, 1991. During their time together, Eloise was a farmer’s wife. She not only helped Beaver around the farm and with the animals, but she also kept the children and home in order. Moreover, Eloise worked at Signer Controls, North Manchester for over thirty years before retiring in 1991 due to her husband’s failing health. She taught her children and grandchildren the value of hard work and an honest living. When Eloise found time for herself, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and tending to her flowers and garden, taking great delight in how her flowers looked and the different types she had. Eloise was a kindhearted, generous person who loved her family deeply. On Sundays, she would attend First Church of the Nazarene, Huntington, Indiana, where she was a member, with her sister and brother-in-law.

Eloise will be dearly missed by her son, Gary (Mary Ann) Hoch, North Manchester; her daughters, Linda (Phil) Moore, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Kathy (Steve) Kamphues, Urbana, Indiana; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter Diane Hoch who passed away in 1955, one son Jeffery Hoch who passed away in 1959, one brother Robert Zook, and three sisters Luella R. Haines, Opal Reddick, and Evelyn Schmidt.

Family and friends may call Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Bippus Calvary Cemetery, Bippus, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Eloise Pearl Hoch, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash Cancer Society, P.O. 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

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October 19, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
McKee Mortuary, North Manchester

Funeral Service
October 19, 2019

12:00 PM
McKee Mortuary, North Manchester


Wabash County Cancer Society
P.O. Box 144, North Manchester IN 46962

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