Please Remember in Your Prayers Mary Ellyn Hoover, Sister of the Late Patrick McGowan St. Thomas Newsroom January 12, 2004 Please remember in your prayers Mary Ellyn Hoover, sister of the late Patrick McGowan. Hoover died last week after a 40-year struggle with multiple sclerosis. McGowan, a UST accounting instructor, died suddenly in July 2002. A Mass of Christian Burial for Hoover was held Jan. 10 at the Church of the Assumption in Richfield. Memorials preferred to the MS Society or the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.