Mrs. Mary Helen Crawford Hoover Deal, 90, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Born August 1, 1931, in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Jay Thomas Crawford and Vallie Forge Heath Crawford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant sister, Martha Ellen,
Mrs. Deal graduated from Scotts High School and received her RN degree from Charlotte Memorial Hospital – Carolina Medical Center. She furthered her education at Appalachian State University and received her BS degree in nursing. She worked for over twenty years at Iredell Memorial Hospital as a staff nurse and as a head nurse. She then worked for the American Red Cross for ten years and retired from Mitchell Community College as an Allied Health Instructor after fifteen years.
Mrs. Deal was a lifetime member of Concord Presbyterian Church, where she belonged to Concord Circle Club and Concord Challengers. She enjoyed many years helping with the church’s Bible school and youth fellowship programs. She was a member of the Town & Country Garden Club, Llederi ABWA club, Iredell Christian Women Association and the Greater Statesville Center Society. She was a leader in her community Suburban 4-H club organization.
In 1953, she married Voight L. Hoover, who died on August 1, 1973. Later, on June 30, 1979, she married Wayne G. Deal Sr., who died on November 13, 2006.
Mrs. Deal is survived by three children, a son, Gary Hoover (Jacqui) of Hawaii, and two daughters, Judy Franklin (Audie) of Statesville and Janice Elder (Stan) of Statesville; seven grandchildren, Joshua Franklin, Kelli Wilder (Eric), Brittany Franklin, Cody Elder, Tiffany Elder, Kai Hoover (Jacquelyn) and Kalana Hoover; four great grandchildren, Aidan, Bexley, Kia’i and Hiki; one brother, Frank Crawford; and three sisters, Mildred Blackwelder (Willard), Louise Adams and Ruth Moore (Robert). She is also survived by two step-sons, Wayne “Sonny” G. Deal Jr. (Rhonda) and Garry Deal (Barbara).
Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The family would also like to thank the caregivers, Jean, Penny, Juanita and Betty, for their dedication, much love and care.
Memorials may be given to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Lake Norman Humane, 2106 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.