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Misty Angel McCauley Hoover, 37, of Mifflintown, passed on from this earth to be with the Lord, Oct. 14, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Misty was born Aug. 25, 1979, in Ridgeway. Her loving mother, Nanci McCauley, raised her through childhood and taught her compassion. Misty's passion for nature and art sprouted from her dear mother's love.

Misty attended Beech Creek Elementary School and graduated in 1997 from Bald Eagle Nittany High School in Mill Hall.

Her young life was full with dance, majorettes, tennis, and French club. She was very active in Girl Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Police Explorers (Troop 30). Misty developed her art talent, especially the fabric arts, during these years.

She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in art education in 2006. She student taught in Pittsburgh, before she began her teaching career for Juniata County School District. She then completed a Masters in Art from Wilkes University. She is known as Mrs. Hoover to hundreds of students in the five elementary schools where she has taught creatively for nine years. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful and talented art teacher by the entire Juniata County community.

Misty married her soulmate, Brant Hoover, in 2010. They have two beautiful children, Sage Helena and Aspen Grace. Misty and her family enjoyed many adventures together such as camping, music festivals, kayaking, art projects, museums, ice hockey games, traveling to visit many close friends and family. Misty enjoyed nature walks, pottery, sewing, soccer and spending time with her friends.

In addition to her husband and children, Misty is survived by her mother, Nanci McCauley, of Danville; parents-in-law, Cindee and Ron Hoover, Warriors Mark; two brothers, Wesley McCauley, of Bellefonte, and Darren McCauley, of State College; three sisters, Kim McCauley, and Cherie Keener, both of Muncy, Krissy McCauley McLellan and husband Alex McLellan, of Danville; one brother-in-law, Eric Hoover and wife Rayne, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Kelli Rivera and husband Jarol, of Tyrone; nieces and nephews, Shannyn McCauley, Elizabeth McCauley Bangson, Declan McLellan, Tristan McLellan, Alex McLellan, Adelyn Hoover, Ava Hoover, Trenton Rivera and Quinn Rivera; one uncle Von Hoover, of Canoe Creek; and many other extended family members. Misty is also survived by many close friends too numerous to name.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lyle (Pop) Crawford and Grammy Helen, of Hawthorn.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

Celebration of Misty's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 8489 Licking Creek Rd., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Chris Mathiason officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Misty's memory may be made to the Juniata Mennonite School (www.jmsonline.org) or the Gift of Life Organ donation program (www.giftoflife.org).

Online condolences and tributes may be extended to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.
Published on October 16, 2016
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