Judith A. Hoover

Judith A. Hoover, 80, of Monett, passed away Nov. 21, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield following a short illness. She was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Springfield, to the late Bert E. and R. Louise (Spillers) Ellis. In 1962, she married C. Richard (Dick) Hoover in Springfield. They shared 54 years together before he preceded her in death in 2017.
After finishing her education in Springfield Judy worked as a bookkeeper for Jeth-Roe Mfg in Springfield, as an office manager at J.C. Penney in Wichita Kan. She owned a home and auto store in Shell Knob and was an administrator for Medicalodges, Inc. Hoover had an interest in genealogy and had traced her family origins to Scotland, England, Ireland and Germany as far back as the fifteen and sixteen hundreds. She was proud of her Scottish heritage. She had several Revolutionary and many Civil War (both sides) soldiers.
As her children grew up she was involved in many of their activities, including Boy and Girl Scouting, home room mother, PTA, Sunday school and vacation bible school. She was instrumental in the founding of and was a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob. She served as a deacon and Elder in Presbyterian Churches in Wichita, Shell Knob, Aurora and Monett. She was currently a member of Waldensian Presbyterian in Monett.
Hoover is survived by: daughters, Kathryn (Steven) Lowry of Aurora, Tamara Hoover of Monett; son, Wynn Hoover of Springfield; sister, Marilynn Ellis; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a host of family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth (Lybbe) Hoover Unruh.
Funeral services were held Nov. 27, 2018, at Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett. Graveside services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation was held at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to Waldensian Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.


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