AVA (HANSEN) HOOVLER died peacefully on June 5, 2016 at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, FL after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70.
Ava was born on July 23, 1945 in Newark, Ohio and was a 1964 graduate of Granville High School, Granville, OH. She was a longtime resident of Johnstown, OH before moving to North Carolina in 2010 then to Florida in 2013. Ava will be remembered for her love of life, family and friends.
Ava is survived by daughters Kimberly (Mark) Davis of Millersport, OH; Kristen Hoovler of Mount Vernon, OH; and Lisa Valentine of Johnstown, OH; grandchildren Tara Davis; Tricia Vessels; Lauren, Lindsay, Laiken and Brady Valentine; great-granddaughter, Clara Vessels; Brother Kurt (Jan) Hansen of Granville, OH; companion, John Waring of the residence and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Ava is preceded in death by parents Albert Christian Hansen and Clara Mabel Hansen and brother, Chris Hansen.
The family would like to extend special thanks and sincere appreciation to Ava’s wonderful friends in Florida, whom she loved dearly. We cannot thank you enough for making sure she got to doctor’s appointments and treatments, but most of all for your compassion and friendship. She loved her time in The Villages and the special friendships she made there.
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake, FL. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family and close friends with Pastor Dan McLaughlin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Ava’s honor.