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Howard Wayne Hoover

Born - April 9, 1926

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

Married - June 13, 1948

Veteran - U. S. Air Corp. During World War 11

U.S. Marines During the Korean Conflict

Died - May 26, 1983

White County Memorial Hospital

Monticello, White County, Indiana

Buried - Bremen Municipal Cemetery,

Marshall County, Indiana

Find A Grave Memorial # 87522949







Howard W. Hoover

April 9, 1926 - May 26, 1983


Word has been received of the death of Howard W. Hoover, 57, Monticello, May 26, at White County Memorial Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past six months, and a patient at the

 hospital for one week.

Born April 9, 1926, in Nappanee, he was the son of John and Cora (Weaver) Hoover, who both survive. He married Edith L. (Dee) Palmer on June 13, 1948, and she also survives.

Mr. Hoover was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Monticello, where he served as a deacon, elder and long-time Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Nappanee Masonic Lodge 566, American Legion, and was a former Jaycee and Kiwanian at Monticello, where he had resided since 1955, moving there from Nappanee. He was a graduate of Nappanee High School and Ball State University, and served in the U.S. Air Corps during WWII, and with the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict.

He had also served as an American Red Cross Blood Bank chairman, and later Blood Bank coordinator for 22 years. He worked for Nappanee Milling Company for several years, and started an insurance company in Monticello in 1956, at which time he also began traveling for Equitable Life Insurance Company. In 1969, he became a counselor for Indiana State Vocational Rehabilitation Services of the Lafayette District, and in 1973 he became Lafayette Area Supervisor.

Mr. Hoover served as Justice of the Peace in Union Township, White County, from 1963-1969. He also served a term as a school board member for the White Twin Lakes School System. He was interested in minor league baseball and little league baseball, and was manager of a minor league team in 1965.

Surviving with his parents and Mrs. Hoover are a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Shireen) Davis, Syracuse; two sons: Randall S. Hoover, Burnettsville; a granddaughter, Amy Kendall; two brothers: Willard (Bill)  Hover, Winter haven, Florida, and Ned Hoover, Etna Green; two sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Greene, Nappanee, and Mrs. Anita Sheets, Bourbon, and several nieces and nephews. Another brother, preceded him in death.

Services were conducted by Rev. William Weckerly and Rev. Wallace McDonald, at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, Saturday, May 28, and burial was at Bremen Cemetery. Masonic rites were also conducted.

Memorials may be donated to a favorite charity in his name.




Wife - Edith Louise "Dee" (Palmer) Hoover

Born - August 25, 1925

Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana

Died - December 30, 2005

Monticello, White County, Indiana

Buried - Bremen Municipal Cemetery,

Marshall County, Indiana

Find A Grave Memorial # 87523418



Son - Randall Scott Hoover

Born - September 8, 1953


Son - Gregg Howard Hoover

Born - September 20, 1957

Wife - Janice Marlene (Alma) Hoover

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Son - Brayson Howard  Hoover

Born - March 29, 1984

Married - October 20, 2007

Wife - Jessica Lynn McClure

Born -  February 28, 1980 

Step Daughter - Amy Lynn (Kendall) Bates

Married - June 18, 1994

Husband - Robert Walter Bates

To This Union 3 Children Were Born

Daughter - Cassandra Lynn  Bates

Born - February 15, 1999

Son - Matthew Robert  Bates

Born - December 13, 2001

Daughter - Madison Kendall  Bates

Born - April 5, 2005

Son - William Bates


Daughter - Shireen Deeann (Hoover) Davis

Born - April 2, 1960

Husband - Stephen Paul Davis

To This Union 2 Children Were Born

Daughter - Stephanie Deeann Davis

Born - February 29, 1984

Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana

Daughter - Shaundra Louise-Mae Davis

Born - July 5, 1987

Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana 



Brother - Ronald Jay Hoover

Born - August 4, 1919

 Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Sister - Dorothy Lucille (Hoover) Greene

Born - July 12, 1921

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Brother - Willard Carl "Bill" Hoover

Born - November 18, 1924

Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Brother - Ned Leroy Hoover

Born - February 24, 1938

Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana


Sister - Anita Kay (Hoover) Sheets

Born - December 14, 1940

Nappanee, Indiana


Father - John E. Hoover

Mother - Cora M. (Weaver) Hoover

Grandfather Isaiah Hoover

Grandmother - Emaline (Loucks) Hoover Wise

Great Grandfather Abraham Hoover

Great Grandmother - Susanna (Landis) Hoover

Great Great Grandfather - John Hoover

Great Great Grandmother - Susannah (Kurtz) Hoover




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