Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Iva Pearl Killian
Iva Hoover Killian, age 97 of Dallas, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Residential Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born on July 7, 1922 in Outlet and was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl Allan Hoover.
Iva attended the one room Outlet School and graduated from Laketon School in 1939.
She was employed for 9 years at Kingston Provision. Iva graduated from Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, NY, Class of 1955. She served as a missionary in Tennessee Mt. Mission for 17 years teaching Bible in public schools in several counties and returned home in 1971 to care for aging parents. Iva co-organized a nursing home ministry called “Sunset Ministries” visiting local nursing homes giving Bible lessons for 22 years. In 1984, she married Lawrence Killian of Shickshinny who joined in the “Sunset Ministries”. Lawrence passed away January 2007. Iva accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at age 10 and when living in the area attended Calvary Bible Church in Wilkes-Barre and Outlet Bible Tabernacle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Emmett Hoover, stepdaughter, Kay Featherman, nephews, Emmett Hoover, Jr. and Bert Hoover.
Surviving are stepson, Dr. Lawrence Killian and wife Lois of Xenia, Ohio; 8 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren; One step great great grandson; nieces and nephews, Kenneth Hoover, Jeannie (Hoover) Parry, Allan Hoover, and Adele (Hoover) Wagner.
A memorial service will be held, Thursday, July 25, 2018 at 7:30 from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.