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Kayla Hoover

KAYLA NICOLE HOOVER age 15, beloved daughter of Jennifer Radicella and Robert Hoover (wife Laura); loving sister to Gianna Rapposelli and step-sister of  Rylan and Lillian Haynes; cherished granddaughter of  Frank Radicella (fiancé Sue Yeagley), Jan Frank (John) and Craig and Linette Hoover Sr.; adored niece of Frank Radicella (wife Heather), Chris Radicella, Lisa Hammond (husband Andy) and Craig Hoover (wife Carrie); dearest great niece, cousin and friend of many. Kayla is survived by her cherished cat Oreo and her dogs Hershey and Snickers.

Kayla was born on July 11, 2002 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 8, 2018. She lived in Mayfield Hts. and was a sophomore at Mayfield High School where she was an honoree member of the Mayfield Wildcats Girls Sports teams and was given a letter jacket. Kayla was super artistic and creative. She had a passion for crafting. Kayla loved to knit, solve puzzles and draw. She was a great cook and truly enjoyed baking. Kayla also enjoyed her time fishing. She could be found listening to any of her favorite Katy Perry , Eminem or Luke Bryant songs. She loved her music. Kayla truly loved being with her family and celebrating Christmas.  Her cat Oreo and her dogs Hershey and Snickers meant the world to her.  Kayla’s Panda project was truly amazing. She donated as many pandas as possible to various organizations and charities. Kayla was a true fighter. She was a very polite, caring and loving young lady.  She had a great sense of humor and will always be remember for these great quotes, “holy guacamole,” “awesome sausages,” “oh barnacles,” and most importantly, at bedtime, “lots and lots forever and ever.” Kayla will forever be missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Kayla to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105.

Celebration of Life Service FRIDAY July 13, 2018 at 10 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Kayla at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  THURDAY 2-4 & 5-8 PM.


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  1. Santina Hazen :

    Love you and miss you always! Love Aunt Nini

  2. Someone that cared about Kayla :

    I’m so sorry for your loss, no word can describe the pain your feeling right now . Please know everyone is thinking of you and your family. Kayla was such a strong beautiful girl she will truly be missed

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. She fought a good long fight. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Valerie Terec Van Heyningen :

    We are truly saddened by the passing of Kayla. Praying for all of her family and friends and hoping that the sweet memories that you all have of her will help you through this trying time. There are no words to express the loss of a child, no parent should ever have to bury a child. Cancer is a horrible and horrendous disease, but Kayla fought it with dignity and grace. She has shown all of us what courage is. Rest easy Kayla, we will see you again, on the other side.

  5. Kathy Konrad :

    Jennifer & Family,
    Dale & I are so sorry for your loss of Kayla, a sweet. & courageous child . I truly believe that she will always be with you in spirit . Think of her as the beautiful girl she was & not the lovely woman she would have been. It is difficult to say goodbye to a loved one after such a short time, but be assured that you will be reunited in love .

  6. May the Lord grant Kayla eternal peace Amen!

  7. The DeMello Family :

    Kayla was a gentle, sweet soul whose imprint will remain on our hearts for a lifetime. Our prayers and condolences to family and friends on your journey toward peace and fond memories.

  8. Nathan Swank :

    We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. You, Kayla, and your family are in our hearts at this difficult time.
    Nathan Swank and parents

  9. James Cunningham :

    JR and family.
    Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. Heaven has received a beautiful angel.
    Jim and Fran Cunningham

  10. judith Morris :

    Jenn, it’s Judith from Drs. Hill & Thomas. Even though we have lost touch over the years, I want you to know how sad I am for you and your family. I have a 14 year old grandson and can’t begin to imagine your pain. I will lift you up in prayer! So sorry for your loss.

  11. Eleanor j Komperda :

    Janet and Jenn, Another friend from Hill & Thomas: So sorry to hear about you daughter and grand
    daughter. I dont know what it is aboutbut I am truly sorry about this … May the Lord give you peace
    and bless you with his grace…..

  12. Carolyn Fenton :

    My heart bleeds for you Jennifer and all who loved her. Rest assured that she has no more pain and is always by your side.

  13. Theresa Castilyn :

    I’m so sorry. I lost my daughter too this is unreal . I pray for you!!

  14. Sandy Kappele :

    I will miss her beautiful smile & positive attitude!
    I’m sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you all!

  15. Marcy Weinstein :

    Jennifer, Janet, and Gianna, it’s Marcy your dental hygienist from Dr. Rosenthal’s office. I’m so sorry for your loss. Kayla was a very special person. May her memory be a blessing to you and may she rest in peace.

  16. The Cobb Family :

    Jennifer and family,
    We are all so sad to hear of this news.Our hearts and Prayers have always been with you and will always be. She fought a tough battle but always such a trooper. The suffering has ended and now she is at peace smiling down at you letting you know … she is ok. We Love you Kayla ♥️The Cobb Family
    Ty ,Anna, Danielle, Jeanette, Vanessa,Ty,jr.

  17. Theresa McDonough :

    THE MCDONOUGH, we are so sorry for your lost, She was a beautiful girl glad I got to meet her. If there is anything you need let us know.
    Mac, Theresa, Dawn and Eric

  18. Someone who loved Kayla :

    I’m so sorry, kayla you were always in my heart and my thoughts every day! I love you always and will always remember your beautiful smile. Your a beautiful angel and live and miss you with all my heart❤

  19. Karen and Donald Granito :

    To the Hoover Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kala was the gentlest person, always there with a smile, no matter how bad things would get. I always loved her fighting spirit. You know I have been thinking about Elinor for a few weeks. Now I know why. I know Great Grama Elinor was there with open arms to take her where it’s beautiful with no pain. You are all in our prayers. Love Karen and Donald

  20. Susanne & Loren Jones (Kelli Yeagley's parents) :

    Kelli and Jon talked often of Kayla and how sweet and special she was. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Halle Hearn :

    No amount of words can say how deeply saddened we are for the loss of this beautiful sweet girl. You and Gianna and the entire family will be in our hearts and prayers. We love you!
    The Hearn Family

  22. My love to Kayla :

    So sorry Kayla, you were in my thoughts and heart every day! I will always love you and remember your beautiful smile. My heart and prayers ❤

  23. Dearest Jen, Frank and loving family members,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kayla. I was blessed to have known her and enjoy her bright smile and very positive attitude she always had. She is the greatest example to me of what kindness is and should be. Thank you for inviting me into your life so I could meet such a great and wonderful young girl. May God Bless you and keep you each and every day!

    God Bless You!
    Denise C.

  24. Gaetano’s restaurant :

    So very sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Kayla!!

  25. Wildcat Youth Football and Cheer :

    The Wildcat Youth Cheer and Football Club offers their love and support during this difficult time. We have made a donation of 50.00 in Kayla’s name to St. Jude. We hope this brings you some comfort- to know that her legacy of caring will live on.

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