Myra Jane Mangiacarne, 79, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve morning at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.
She was born in Ebensburg, daughter of the late Merle and Jane (Miller) Hoover. Her husband, Louis R. “Louie” Mangiacarne, whom she married on Sept. 17, 1960, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Ebensburg, preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2011.
Surviving are four daughters: Karen A. Price and husband, Brian, of Manassas Park, Va., and Kathy A. Stiteler, Kelley A. Morris (Dan O'Rorke) and Kimberly A. Palmer and husband, Ron, all of Altoona; six grandchildren: Jesse S. Mangiacarne and wife, Katie, Laura A. Stenmark and husband, Eric, Brandon D. Morris, Justin L. Morris, Matthew G. Stiteler and Alyssa D. Stiteler; two great-grandchildren: Carson Louis and Connor Philip Mangiacarne; two sisters: Margaret Tully (Jim) of Hollidaysburg and Theresa Dinsmore in Ohio; three brothers: Charles of Ebensburg, Lee (Mickey) in Missouri and Merle (Nancy) of Nanty Glo; and her beloved dog, Walker.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Thomas; and two brothers: an infant brother, Paul Herman Hoover, and Clair “George” Hoover.
Myra was a graduate of Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg. She was employed as a senior field clerk by Bell Telephone Co., retiring in 1995.
Myra enjoyed getting her hair done, cooking and baking. She loved talking with people and spending time with her family. Christmas was her favorite time of the year.
Myra was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Altoona, and a former member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. She was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers and a lifetime member of the Bavarian Aid Society.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1 Cathedral Square, Altoona, by Monsignor Robert Mazur. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Garvey Manor - Activities Dept., 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.