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Dorothy Mae Hovey, 92, residing at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village and formerly of Meadow Green Drive, Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
She was born May 13, 1925, in Fairfield, Tioga County, New York, a daughter of the late Walter B. and Elizabeth (Holden) Dennis. On Sept. 16, 1946, at the Fairfield United Methodist Church, she married George A. Hovey who preceded her in death Oct. 9, 2016.

Dorothy was a graduate of the Newark Valley, N.Y. High School in 1942.
She was employed at IBM in Ithaca, N.Y., during the war years and when George attended Cornell University, then later worked for Sears as a credit investigator.
Dorothy celebrated more than 70 years of marriage with George and proudly raised three sons while living in Rochester, Arkport and Syracuse, N.Y. She spent fond years with her family at their retirement home along the St. Lawrence Seaway in the Thousand Islands, N.Y.
Her favorite pastime besides homemaking was knitting for family gifts and donating her skills in the making of baby sweaters for charitable causes.

Surviving are two sons and three daughters-in-law, Douglas W. and Karen C. Hovey, of Mifflinburg, Scott A. and Ramona K. Hovey, of Austin, Texas, and Maria E. Hovey, of Morgan Hill, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Ian and wife Anne Marie, Benjamin and wife Rachel, Pablo, Diana, Nichole, Rachael, and Grant Hovey; one great-grandson, Arlo Hovey; one sister, Katherine Dunning Szalay, of Talking Rock, Ga.; two nieces and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, George A. Hovey Jr.; and one sister, Mary Clark.

Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, for a viewing at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, N.Y., with the Rev. Roger Richards of Endwell, N.Y., officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, 279 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, 636 Fairfield Road, Newark Valley, NY 13811.

Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 27, 2017
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