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“Renee, Lon and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a lovely lady and will be missed ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Sally Riedy - Medina, OH


Bette Wands Hoover, age 73, passed away peacefully June 19, 2018 after battling a long illness. She was born in Ravenna on March 20, 1945 to the late Herbert and Neva (Watkins) Wands. A music lover, she studied music at Kent State University, earning her Master's degree. She taught music at Field Local Schools and numerous private piano students. Bette was a lifelong member of the Kent United Church of Christ where she sang in the church choir for many years. She deeply loved her family and enjoyed crafts.

She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Hoover and Renee (Jonathan) Strong; grandchildren Shaina Hoover and Aaron, Diana, and Louis Strong and her brother Fred (Vicki) Wands. Bette was preceded in death by her brother Theodore Wands and her sister Margaret "Peg" Wands.

Family will welcome visitation beginning at 10:00AM on Friday, June 29th at the Kent United Church of Christ. A service to celebrate her life will begin at 11:00. The church is located at 1400 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240. The Rev. Amy C. Gopp will officiate. A private family inurnment will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.