Sunday, February 22, 2009

Obituary: Martha Hoover

The Daily Iowegian - 30 January 2007
  Martha Hoover, age 92, of Centerville died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.
  Martha was born Jan. 30, 1914, the daughter of Harry and Luna (Sanders) Hoover in Jerome.
  She graduated from Newton High School in Missouri and attended William Jewel and University of Missouri College to study education. She was a Girl Scout leader while in college and later coached girls volleyball. Martha was in the U.S. Navy (Waves). She was a superintendent and principal for schools in Rufus, Lebanon, and Milwaukee, Ore. She traveled the country and wrote about the historical facts to better teach her students. Martha loved cars and enjoyed driving her 1934 Model A in parades in Oregon and Iowa. She was a member of the N.E.A., and the Drake Avenue Christian Church.
  Martha is survived by two brothers, Joe Hoover of Oceanside, Calif., and James Hoover of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; one cousin, Martha Sanders; and many nieces and nephews.
  She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Luna Hoover; two sisters, Marjorie Halett and Jessie Hoover.
  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Oakland Cemetery with Carl Heien officiating.
  Visitation was held Monday at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home in Centerville.
  A memorial has been established to the Drake Public Library of the Appanoose County Historical Society and may be mailed or left at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, 1900 south 18th St, Centerville, Iowa, 52544.

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