Genevieve R. Hoyer

Genevieve Hull (Riddle) Hoyer, 99, of Fredonia died Monday morning, April 9, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. She was born May 2, 1918 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Clara (Winkelman) Hull.

A lifelong resident of the area, Mrs. Hoyer was a graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1936. She worked for the Iroquois Gas Co. in the Westfield office, where she met Melvin Riddle. They were married September 29, 1952 in the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Melvin died October 16, 1966. She also had been employed at the former Sidey's Department Store in Dunkirk.

Genevieve married Howard Hoyer in 1981. He passed away in 1983. She was a 61-year member of the John W. Rogers American Legion Auxiliary. Genevieve enjoyed reading, knitting, her flowers, baking and sharing her cookies.

Survivors include three children, Clifford E., David H. and Diane Riddle, all of Fredonia; one brother, E. Harris Hull of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren, Michael M. and David C. Riddle, both of Fredonia, Laura A. Riddle of Sacramento, CA and Michelle Bridgman of San Antonio, TX; and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gayland Hull and Cpl. Wells H. Hull, who was killed in WWII.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13 at noon in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Cynthia S. Wickwire will officiate. Calling hours will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

By the Observer

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