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Dorothy Lucille (Hoover) Greene

Born - July 12, 1921

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

Married - December 20, 1941

Died - March 23, 2010

Elkhart, Indiana

Buried - Union Center Cemetery

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

Find A Grave Memorial # 57890525




Photograph Courtesy of Kevin Hoover and Shireen Davis




Dorothy L. Greene

ELKHART -- Dorothy L. Greene, 88, of 28070 C.R. 24 W.,

Hubbard Hill Estates, Elkhart, formerly of Nappanee,

died at 5:36 a.m. Tuesday

(March 23, 2010) at her residence.


She was born July 12, 1921, in Nappanee, to John and Cora Weaver Hoover.

On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Ralph L. Greene in

Nappanee at her parents' home.


He survives along with a daughter, Kathy A. (Frank) Weidner

 of Nappanee; son Thomas L. (Claudine) Greene

of Western Springs, Ill.;

grandchildren Emily (Josh) Shneyderov, Jonathon Greene,

Hillary Greene, Angela (Grady) Sanders,

Dawn (Scott) Vargo and Nathan Weidner;

eight great-grandchildren;

and sister Anita (Wendell) Sheets of Bourbon.

She was preceded in death by brothers Ned, Ronald,

Howard and Willard Hoover.


Mrs. Greene was a lifetime area resident and a graduate

of Nappanee High School. She was a homemaker.

Prior to her marriage, she worked as a dental assistant.

She was a member of Grace Point Presbyterian Church,

where she served as a deacon

and was an adult Sunday school teacher.

She was also a former Cub Scout den mother

and chairwoman of the Blue Bird leaders in Nappanee.

She was one of the organizers of Open Door in Nappanee

and served as its secretary/treasurer.

She was involved in Open Door for 28 years,

eight of those on the steering committee.

She was very involved in the Nappanee community.


Friends may call at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home,

Nappanee, on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.

and for one hour prior to the funeral service at 10:30 a.m.

Friday at Grace Point Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate

and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to

Grace Point Presbyterian Church or Nappanee Open Door.



Goshen News

Goshen, Indiana


March 24, 2010





Husband - Ralph Lamb Greene

Born - July 29, 1921

Nappanee, Indiana



Son - Thomas Lee Greene

Born - November 19, 1947

Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana

Wife - Claudine Denise (Marzo) Greene

Born - May 26, 1953


Daughter - Kathy Ann (Greene-Truex) Weidner

Born - April 13, 1952

Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana

1st Husband - Raymond Dean Truex

To This Union 2  Daughters Were Born

Daughter - Angela K.  (Truex) Sanders 

Born - August 23,1972    

Married - July 17, 1993

 Husband - Grady Lawrence Sanders 

To This Union 4 Children Were Born

Son - Zachary Ray Sanders 

Born -   December 12, 1998

Daughter - Lilly Rose Sanders

Born - February 19,2000

Daughter - Sierra Shyanne Sanders

Born - December 8, 2007

Daughter - Chloe Ann Sanders

Born - December 18,2009


Daughter - Dawn Michelle (Truex) Vargo 

Born - December 2, 1974

Married - June 30, 1995

Husband - Scott Allen Vargo

To This Union 5 Children Were Born

 Daughter - Alexis Nicole Vargo

Born - May 18, 1998

Daughter - Lindsay Michelle Vargo

Born -  July 22, 2000

Son -  Lucas Andrew Vargo

Born -  May 6, 2004

Son - Jacob Scott Vargo

Born -  October  15, 2009

  Son - Bryce  Anthony

Born - August   13,2010 


2nd Husband - Frank Weidner

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Son - Nathan Paul Weidner

Born - March 5, 1997


Brother - Ronald Jay Hoover

Born - August 4, 1919

 Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Brother - Willard Carl "Bill" Hoover

Born - November 18, 1924

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Brother - Howard  Wayne Hoover

Born - April 9, 1926

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Brother - Ned Leroy Hoover

Born - February 24, 1938

Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana


Sister - Anita Kay (Hoover) Sheets

Born - December 14, 1940

Nappanee, Indiana



Father - John Edward Hoover

Mother - Cora May (Weaver) Hoover



Grandfather Isaiah Hoover

Grandmother - Emaline (Loucks) Hoover Wise



Great Grandfather Abraham Hoover

Great Grandmother - Susanna (Landis) Hoover



Great Great Grandfather - John Hoover

Great Great Grandmother - Susannah (Kurtz) Hoover


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