|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 2006|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 2009|
Chloe is my niece.
Affectionately known as Cocoa Bear
Chloe is the beloved daughter of Shelia Marie (Rothrock) Hooven and Corey Lee Hooven, baby sister of Gracie Laurain Hooven and Heath Allen Hemphill Jr.
Chloe was diagnosed with AML Luekemia when she was 14 months. She reached remission 6 months later and then relapsed. She passed away at home with her family surrounding her.
Chloe loved to dance and wanted everyone around her to dance too. She loved her family so much and her Mommy was her hero. They had a wonderful bond and it was a beautiful thing to see. She loved spaghetti and even when she felt real sick she would attempt to eat it, at times stuffing herself. She had a courage I have never known and wisdom beyond her two short years of life.
When I dance, I'll think of her.
When I hear You Are My Sunshine, I'll think of her.
When I have a spaghetti dinner, I'll think of her.
She'll always be with us and.......
Dancing in Heaven.
She is survived by her maternal Grandfather, Robert S. Rothrock Sr. and his wife, Arlynne Jo, of Munson.
Her maternal Grandmother, Jane R. Gearhart of Clearfield.
Her paternal Grandfather Edward Hooven and his wife Dolly, of Houtzdale
and her paternal Grandmother Betty Wesesky and her husband Matt of Clearfield.
Also her maternal Aunts and Uncles,
Robert S. Rothrock Jr. and his wife Melissa of Glen Richey,
Sherry Woods and her husband Russell of West Decatur,
Brandy Rothrock and her fiance Matt Kunkle of Clearfield,
Kim Smeal and her husband Rich of Sanborn,
Denise Rauch of Clearfield,
Ginger Rauch of North Carolina,
Dennis Rauch Jr. of Clearfield, and
Kayla Rauch of Clearfield.
Her paternal aunts and uncles,
Kenny Hooven and his wife Brenda of Clearfield,
Bob Hooven and his wife Betsy of New Castle,
Sylvia McKenrick and her husband Jim of South Carolina,
Thomas Gates of Hawk Run,
Angel Beggs and her husband Jim of Indiana,
Joyce Martyak and her husband Michael of South Carolina,
Jessica Gates of St. Louis,
Jason Urskin of Clearfield,
and Marsha Kephart and her husband Butch of Altoona.
Chloe was preceded in death by her brother Connor Leroy Hooven, an uncle George (Buddy) Ray Shirey Jr., a cousin Dustin Alan Rauch-Woods, a great grandmother Dorothy L. (Stonebraker) Rothrock , a great grandfather Leroy Johnston Sr.
Mommy read this at your funeral and I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone else:
"The Brave Little Soul"
Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. She especially enjoyed the love she saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the litle soul was sad, for on this day she saw suffering in the world. She approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?"
God paused for a moment and replied, "Little Soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," she asked. "God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone."
The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle - for the good of all humanity."
Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain herself. With her wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied, "I am brave; let me go!! I would love to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!!"
God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you."
God and the brave little soul shared a smile, and then embraced. In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed."
Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through her suffering and God's strength, she unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys - some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened.
God was pleased ......
(By John Alessi)
Mommy's song for Chloe:
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I LOVE YOU
Please don't take my sunshine away
The other night dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I woke up
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.
DANCE WITH THE STARS...
AND FLY WITH THE ANGELS BABY GIRL~!!!!!!
Note: ~A Very Special Thank You To SUSANR For Sponsoring My Niece's Memorial~
Created by: Sherry Woods
Record added: Jan 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32928883