In Memory

Jacinta Hooker


HOOKER Jacinta Ann Jacinta Ann Hooker, 62 years, of Pickerington, OH, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011. She was born July 30, 1949, in Orrville, OH. She graduated from Wooster High School in 1967 and continued her education at Bliss Business School in Columbus, OH. Jacinta made Columbus and Pickerington her home where she worked for the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association for 30 years, retiring in 2006. She additionally worked for Lane Bryant, Rinkov Eye Care Center, and Silpada jewelry. Jacinta will be remembered for her magnetic personality, her love of life and her Irish charm. No one who met her will ever forget her, just ask Team Hooker for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, or the Red Hatters of Seton Parish, or the many, many people she touched both professionally and personally. Jacinta's strong faith was made most evident when after a year of praying, studying and discernment, she became an associate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She is survived by her son, Jordan Mark of Pickerington; siblings, Nadine (Ted) Furey of Holland, OH, Kristen (Ray) Gerhart of Orrville, OH and Paul Joseph (Margo) Hooker of Sea Girt, NJ; stepmother, Virginia Hooker; nieces and nephews, Susan (Herb) Homan, Nancy (Jeff) Turner, Peter (Amy) Danford, Matthew (Stacey) Danford, Kyle (Dawn) Gerhart, Todd Gerhart, Matthew Hooker, Andrew Hooker and Stephanie (Mike) Zboray; as well as special Aunts, Pat (Barry) Wilhite of Richmond VA, Sister Noreen Gray, RSM of Tiffin, OH and many, many wonderful friends. Jacinta was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Irma Hooker and her brother, Mark Edward Hooker. Friends may call at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Road North (St. Rt. 256) Pickerington, OH 43147 on Friday, August 26, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Seton Parish, 600 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147 on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Fr. James Klima, celebrant. At Jacinta's request, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Women's Health Center, Mt. Carmel Hospice, Zusman Hospice, Seton Catholic Church, Pickerington, OH or Christ the King Parish, Columbus, OH. To my family and friends from Jacinta. "On Tuesday, August 23, a beautiful sunny day, I reached my final reward - Heaven. I was born July 30, 1949 which means I don't get my first darn Social Security check. I have had a wonderful, wonderful life, which was deeply rooted in my Catholic Faith. Not knowing at the time, that my faith would grow and grow to the point where I retired early from my job to spend the majority of my days serving others. I enjoyed raising and loving my son Jordan Mark, who honorably served in the US Navy. Christ the King and Seton Parish were our homes away from home. I was fortunate enough to travel extensively, especially to Rome and the Vatican. Other favorite places were Italy, Greece, Germany and Austria. I was very involved in Diocese of Columbus leadership projects and was chosen Catholic Woman of the Year in 2005."

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04/13/17 01:25 PM #1    

Susan Henderson (Iannarelli (Burfield))

Dear Jacinta,  

Remembering you brings a big smile but also a tear to my eye.  What a blast we had in school!  What a "character" you were.  Glad to read above that you remained true to that!  Wish I had been fortunate enough to have known you after high school.

Rest in Peace in the Lord!



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