Katherine (Lou) Lucille McGolerick-Hoover

December 31, 1931 - June 20, 2021
Katherine (Lou) Lucille McGolerick-Hoover

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Katherine (Lou) Lucille McGolerick-Hoover of Wilmington, NC passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Katherine was born in Arlington, VA on December 31, 1931. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. She was married to Francis J. Hoover on October 6, 1956; they were married 65 years.

Lou worked at The Department of the Navy in her younger years and then in the Fairfax County Public School System. First and foremost though, Lou was a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-GrandMother and Homemaker. She took great Pride and Joy in her work on the Home Front and caring for her Family.

Lou enjoyed and valued spending time with her Family and Friends. She loved the Beach, and her Cabin Home in Dillwyn, VA. Lou was a member of Wilmington First Church of the Nazarene and served in all capacities faithfully for many years. Lou was then a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.

Lou is survived by her Husband Frank; Daughter Karen; Sons, Daniel and wife Karen and David and wife Victoria, six Grandchildren, Robert Brumm, Jr. and wife Nikki, Andrew Hoover and fiancé Cheyenne Cowell and Sarah Davis and husband Scott Davis, Joshua Hoover, Benjamin Hoover and fiancé Katelyn, and Rachel Hoover and fiancé Scott Smith. She also leaves behind seven Great-Grandchildren, Tony, Austin, Ryley and Logan Brumm; Caden Davis, Bronson and Raven Hoover. Lou was preceded in death by her Parents, Robert and Katherine McGolerick, Sister, Ethel McDonough; and Brother, Robert McGolerick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NC Autism Society, Wilmington, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Friday, June 25, 2021
2:00 PM

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  • June 24, 2021
    JAMES HOOVER says:
    From the Hoover and Talerico Family we are deeply saddened by the passing of Aunt Kathy. Our thought and prayers are with the entire family through this process. we love you dearly and wish we would be able to attend. But we will see you soon love you.

  • June 24, 2021
    Dwayne & Rosie Tootoo Rugg says:
    Our Sweet Frank & Family, We loved Lou. She was so full of spunk and joy. We are rejoicing that Lou is in the presence of our Lord and Savior and that she is healthy and in no more pain or suffering. What a reunion Lou and Easter must be having in Heaven right now! Please feel our love and our hugs at this time. We are praying for your precious family. May God’s peace and grace comfort your hearts. We love you, Dwayne & Rosie Tootoo Rugg

  • June 24, 2021
    Rick and Nimara Hinson says:
    Our deepest condolences to Frank, Karen, David, and family. Such a bittersweet moment. We will dearly miss her. Much alofas

  • June 24, 2021
    Pastor Glenn and Judy Dryden says:
    To our dear brother in Christ Frank and each of the family, May our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, be so close to you and His grace sufficient in this time of your grieving! How we thank God for Sister Lou, her love for the Lord Jesus and for her family and the family of God and her burden for souls to know Jesus. We are grateful for our time together in service to the Lord at the Dunn Loring (Virginia) Community Church of God. Great memories! We are praying for each of you!

  • June 25, 2021
    Ricky Meeks lit a candle:
    Lit since June 25, 2021 at 6:23:06 PM