Alvin Dean Hoover

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Alvin Dean Hoover



Alvin Dean Hoover, 83, formerly of Rushville, Missouri died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Putnam County Care Center.

He was born April 26, 1930 to Hammond J. and Mary (Gardner) Hoover in Delia, Kansas.

Alvin graduated from Dekalb High School in 1948. Alvin served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict in the 25th Medical Battallion as a Front Line Medic.

He married Beulah Jean Smith on December 24, 1950. Alvin worked for Affiliated Foods as a Grocery Warehouse Supervisor until he retired in July 1994.

Alvin was a member of Rushville Christian Church, where he was also a Deacon. He was also in the Lions Club, VFW Post 1668, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and was a collector of just about anything. He was noted for his extensive snow village set with over 150 pieces. Alvin was an avid genealogist, tracing his ancestry back to England and Germany in the 1770’s. He dearly loved his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raphael D. Hoover; grandson, Tanner L. Baines; and great-grandson, Revan Baines.

Survivors: wife; daughter, Kathy Conley (Darrell); son, Eric Hoover (Rhonda); four grandchildren, Ashley (Baines) Bottorff (Rick), Sydney and Madison Hoover, and Meeka Conley (Steve); great-grandchildren, Lane, Dylan, Noah, and Riley Botorff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  3:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Disabled American Veterans’ or Rushville Christian Church.   Online guest book and obituary at

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Louise McBain says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. A loved ones passing is never easy. I wish you comfort in your memories of your Dad, knowing that he is with the Lord.

  2. Linda Henderson says:

    Mr. Hoover used to visit our church at East Pleasant Church of Christ, Cincinnati, Iowa to hear their son, Eric, preach. He was a very nice Christian man. Always had words of encouragement for our small congregation. May the family have comfort knowing he is with the Lord.

  3. Mary Kay Brinton says:

    So sorry to hear of Alvin’s death. I can’t make the visitation or funeral but know that our family is praying for you as you get thru this hard time. Know that he is with the Lord, Dad and others again. If there is anything that you need please just let me know.

    Harold Brinton Family

  4. Robert and Deena Fowler says:

    Eric, Rhonda, Sydney, Madison,

    All of us here in St. Louis have been thinking of you this week…and share in your sorrow… from our perspective, Alvin lived life well…

    Be comforted by HIS love….

    Blind from birth, Helen Keller said, ”
    “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”

    And so it is and more for your father, father-in law and grandfather…

  5. Chester Freeborn says:

    I really do not know for how long I road back and forth to work with Alvin. I do know that I always thought very highly of him. He was always in a very good mood.
    The Lord called home one of His finest. /cf

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