Miriam G. Hoopingarner

July 2, 1928February 13, 2018

Miriam G. Hoopingarner, 89 of Uniondale, born July 2, 1928, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity on February 13, 2018 at 8:46 in the evening.

Miriam was married for 64 years to the love of her life, Everett “Dale” Hoopingarner who is celebrating her arrival in heaven today. Together they raised with love three children; Karen Sommers, a beautiful daughter whom Miriam was anxious to once again embrace and walk alongside on those “streets of gold.” Kent (Susan) Hoopingarner of Fort Wayne and Rick (Dana) Hoopingarner of Bluffton.

Miriam had seven grandchildren which was her great joy as she watched them in their sporting events, get married and have her 18 great grandchildren. Those surviving are: Shane and Scott Sommers, Kyle and Brett Hoopingarner, Darrick and Cole Hoopingarner, and one granddaughter, Cylie Krug. Miriam was their biggest fan and their loudest cheerleader.

Miriam was a 1946 graduate of East Rockcreek High School. She was a homemaker and mother who honored the Lord well by way of this mission. She counted it a wonderful privilege and considered moments to prepare family meals while keeping her home in order as one of high value and priceless honor.

Miriam was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Uniondale. She respected and loved the body of Christ and looked forward to worshipping every Sunday with her extended family there.

Miriam was fond of Harnish sweet corn and the Purdue Boilermakers. She enjoyed preparing for both of these seasons. If you were to go to her home on a Friday afternoon, you would not find her there as she would be at the Corner Depot in Bluffton with her best friend Annie Platt. She enjoyed talking to everyone she met, and having lasting relationships with those that were important in her life.

Today we honor Miriam and join along with her celebration in heaven as we remember her 89 years on earth. We can only imagine what it will be like!

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5912 N. Sugar Street, Uniondale, Indiana.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, following visitation at 11:00 am at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Jarrod Ball officiating.

Interment will be at the Horeb Cemetery in Uniondale at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made out to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or School of Jericho both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 17, 2018

Miriam G. Hoopingarner

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Lorena Steffen

February 21, 2018

I delivered meals to Miriam on Wednesdays. The last two weeks that I was there, I was concerned because she was dizzy, and I was afraid she would fall. I considered her a friend, and I was distressed to learn that she had passed a few days after we had last visited. I also enjoyed seeing her when she came to the Corner Depot, where I am a part-time hostess. My heartfelt sympathy to her beloved family, of whom she often spoke.
Lorena Steffen

February 18, 2018

Dale, Rick and Dana,our prayers are with you and your family at the loss of Miriam. Praise God you know where she is! Although we didn't see her often, she was a friendly and elegant lady. God's blessings as you walk through this time..
Joe & Pat Clancy

barb/joe hanauer

February 17, 2018

Dear Hoopingarner Family:
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was always an inspiration to all who met and knew her. Praying you all are wrapped in God's loving arms as you celebrate her life.
Barb and Joe Hanauer

February 17, 2018

Rick and Kent,
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was great!. I'll always have fond memories of the many ballgames we sat through with your family, and there were a lot! I'm sure she'll be missed by all.
Take care,
Kathy Carballo (Maggard). Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico)

Glenna Plummer

February 16, 2018

I'll always be grateful to Miriam, when I was a new employee at Wells Community Hospital, at my first Christmas party, Miriam came to me, asking us to join them at their table. I was much impressed, as the evening wore on, to learn Dale was one of the Board of Directors. Asking us to join them, unbelievable. Then later become closer friends, when Karen was ill, and I was a cancer survivor.
A lovely, delightful,gracious lady and friend.
Prayers, warm hugs to you all.

Christine and Dan Hunt

February 16, 2018

Kent, Rick and families, Many heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mama. I had the pleasure of talking with her in December. A lovely classy woman and her unfailing "Kid" comment that made me feel eighteen instead of _____!!!! A smiling face in the back right pew that we will all miss. I always got my hug from your mama as I went by for communion. P.S. She didn't let Dan get away with anything!! Ha! Dale, Karen and Miriam are having a wonderful reunion!! God's blessing to your family as you mourn your precious mama.

February 16, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Your whole family couldn't have been better neighbors.
Have good memories of the times.
May God Bless you and yours during this time and give you peace.
George Roush

Phil Hosier

February 16, 2018

Your mother was the foundation rock of your family. A strong lady with gracious manners, a friendly smile, and a helping hand to all. Our friendship began when Dale built our home in Markle and continued long after the bills were paid.
My deepest condolences.

Lindsay Burnau

February 16, 2018

Miriam was a great lady. I always enjoyed helping her at the bank, and getting to know Dale and her better while they were couriers. Prayers for everyone.

February 15, 2018

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mom was our neighbor and our Avon Lady. May she rest in peace.

Sandy (Newhard) Lorenz
Plantersville, TX