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Darlene McSherry Hoover

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Darlene McSherry Hoover, 93, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, June 10, 2022, at Doey's House.

Born Thursday, June 21, 1928 in Gettysburg , PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert P. McSherry and the late Grace Ann (Rickrode) McSherry. She was also preceded by her husband Forrest Quentin Hoover.

Darlene graduated from St, Mary's Catholic School. She was very active in scouting with her husband and sons, and earned the District Award of Merit and several other council level awards. She was active with the Bester Elementary PTA and attended Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, where she was active in VBS, Stitchers for Christ and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her three sons, Michael C. Hoover and wife Diana of Clear Spring, MD, John K. Hoover and wife Michelle of Hagerstown, MD and Thomas F. Hoover and wife Sonja of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Mildred McCleary of Waynesboro, PA; three grandchildren, Spring Shank, Matthew Hoover and wife Alicia and Levi Hoover; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Roth, Andrew Foster, Mychaela Roth and Kathryn Hoover and a special niece Krystal  (Kennedy) McIntosh and her daughter Kelly.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert Frederick Hoover and grandson, Quinn Alec Hoover.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Pastor Steve Johnson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County c/o Doey's House 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to the Quinn Alec Hoover Legacy Foundation C/O Community Foundation of Washington County, MD, Inc. 37 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740  or to Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene "Stitchers for Christ" 141 North Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

So sorry for your family's are in our thoughts and prayers and our deepest condolence to you and your family

John&Laura Martin
Hagerstown , Md

Mike and Diana, We just read that your mother passed. Please accept my deepest condolences. You are in are thoughts and prayers. Love to you both.

Toni and Steve Tracey
Smithsburg, MD

Sad to hear of the death of Darlene, ‘Dot’ McSherry Hoover. She is one of the last McSherrys born in PA as a result of my great, great, grand uncle emigrating to Maryland PA in 1752. May She Rest In Peace. It was a pleasure meeting her in Hagerstown back in 2019.

Daniel McSherry
Armagh , Ireland

I’m so sorry for your loss, Tom. May your mom rest in peace. Praying for comfort for you and the family.

Alicia Notarianni
Funkstown, Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. We will miss Dot.

John and Rose Whitman
Waynesboro, PA

Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Frank Quillen
Smithsburg, MD

So sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing. My mother, Pat, her sister, Maggie, Dottie and Millie were really close cousins growing up, and I always enjoyed seeing them laughing together at our Rickrode reunions. Thoughts and prayers to all of her loved ones.

Julie Metheny
Suffolk, Va

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. prayers to you and your family. I wish you peace and comfort in the coming days.

Rhonda Kay Bowers

Prayers to your family at this time of loss. May GOD give you the strength to get thru this difficult time.

Lisa (Ebersole) Durboraw
Mercersburg , Pa

Sorry for your loss Tom. Sending thoughts and Prayers to you & your family.

Steve Milek
Fairfax , VA

Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person.

Chris Kelso
Hagerstown , Maryland

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your Mom, for you and your entire family. Gwen

Gwen Psillas Hoffman
Hagerstown , MD

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