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Obituary: Eva Hoover, 94, member of Emory Chapel UMC


Mrs. Hoover was a homemaker the matriarch of a large, respected family with deep South Adair County roots. She leaves 22 living direct descendants

Eva Hoover, 94, formerly of the Chance Community, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 4:15am, at the Golden Ages Retirement Home, 203 W. Guardian ST, Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 11:00amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY with Hack Williamson officiating.

She was born May 12, 1914, the daughter of the late Hendryx and Pearl Lewis Humes. She was the widow of Odie R. Hoover, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1994.
She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Ruth Firkins , Hickory Hills, IL

  • Three sons: Robert Hoover and his wife Nancy, Wheaton, IL; Danny Hoover, Columbia, KY; and Glen Hoover and his wife Cathy, Newburgh, IN

  • One sister: Edell Hill, Summit/Argo, IL

  • Eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
Interment will be in the Lewis Cemetery, Harm Shelton Road, near Chance, KY.

Visitation will be after 4:00pmCT, Monday, August 11, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

She was a member of Emory Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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