Laurie Hoover



Tallahassee Democrat, April 28, 2011

Laurel Anne Hoover (Laurie Plexico) passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. She was born on February 4, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Laurie was the second of two daughters to Donald and Dorothy Hoover. She grew up in Coral Gables, Florida and graduated from Andrew College. Laurie relocated to Tallahassee in 1974 and was most recently employed by Florida Association of State Troopers. She was committed to her faith and serving the Lord. Laurie was an active member of Killearn United Methodist Church for over thirty years where she served in various capacities, such as, youth ministry, children ministry, and mission work locally and abroad.

Laurie greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and cherished her daughters dearly. She treasured spending time with her two granddaughters. Laurie was quite an individual, always putting others before herself. Although she was small in stature, she delighted in sweets. Laurie was a woman of God and will be missed by all.

Laurie is survived by her daughters, Malinda Plexico Bradner (and her husband Bryan), and Meredith Noel Couch (and her husband Colin), granddaughters, Bailey Noel and Brooks Morgan Bradner, and her sister, Linda Lee Sutton.

Laurie is preceded in death by her infant daughter Katherine Noel Plexico and her parents Donald and Dorothy Hoover. Laurie requested in lieu of flowers that donations be given to Killearn United Methodist Church or The American Cancer Society.

Laurie's Biography written by herself in 2002:

After graduation I attended Andrew College in Cuthbert Georgia receiving an AA Degree. I am currently working as an Administrative Assistant with the Florida Association of State Troopers. I am blessed to have two daughters Malinda who graduated from the College of Charleston, South Carolina and lives in Tallassee with her husband Bryan Bradner and their daughter Bailey Noel.

My youngest daughter Meredith Noel graduated from Florida State University and is married to Colin Couch of Atlanta GA. who also graduated from Florida State University, they have made their home in Dallas, GA just above Atlanta.
The most meaningful experience of my life was when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1973. He has watched over and sustained me all these years.
I enjoyed our 40th and 45 reunion. Seems it won’t be long until our 50th, I find that hard to believe. We did grow up in a magical city as one of our classmates wrote and I always look forward to going home to the magic.