Beverly J. “Bev” Hooper, 72, of Rensselaer, IN formerly of Star City, IN passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. She was born August 23, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to the late Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser. Bev graduated from Star City High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970. On May 31, 1969, she married Layne Hooper in Pulaski, IN. He survives.
Bev enjoyed cooking, antiquing, and attending auctions. She enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with her friends. She especially enjoyed traveling to see her kids and grandkids.
As a phenomenal cook, she could conjure warmth and love through food and baked goods. Cakes, cookies, and large meals were a labor of love and something that was always being prepared to delight anyone lucky enough to be close when they were fully prepared.
Bev was a kind and compassionate mother, and her children felt a special bond with her well into their adult years. To know Beverly was to know a friend. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, at any time, on any topic, and they were left with the warmth of her humor and kindness.
Bev will be tremendously missed by all who were privileged enough to know her…rest peacefully Bev.
She is survived by:
Layne Hooper, Rensselaer, IN Husband
Shannon (Jennifer) Hooper, Thornton, CO Son
Trisha Giombetti, Lindenhurst, IL Daughter
Peyton Hooper, Granddaughter
Chase Hooper, Grandson
Andrea L Childs, Florida Sister
She was preceded in death by:
Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser, Parents
Visitation will be from 11 AM - 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. The VFW and Legion will conduct military honors following the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pulaski Animal Center.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.