Mark L. Hanover, 70, of rural Rockford, passed away at 3:25 a.m., Monday at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 16, 1949, in Bryan, the son of Margaret (Walton) Hanover who survives in St. Marys and the late Rev. Marion L. Hanover. On May 29, 1971, he married the former Donna J. Dukes who also survives in Rockford.
Other family members include his three daughters, Leah (James) Jacobs of San Diego, California, Bethany (Andy) Gries of Perrysburg, Ohio and Adrienne (Steven) Varrato of Delaware, Ohio; two grand daughters, Jocelyn and Emery Gries; three brothers, the Rev. Dr. Thomas (Cathy) Hanover of Delaware, Timothy (Cindy) Hanover of St. Marys, and Michael (Nancy) Hanover of Mayfield, Kentucky; and a sister, Christina “Tina” (Mark) Basinger of Ottawa.
Mark was a 1968 graduate of Liberty-Benton High School and attended Taylor University and Wright State University. He taught school at Ohio City-Liberty and then Crestview School for thirty-seven years. He was a valued member of Blind Squirrel Missions Team for many years. He also enjoyed gardening and in his earlier years, coaching.
The family will have a private memorial at a later date.
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