Ruth Vernelle Hoover, 89, Rea, MO

Ruth Vernelle Hoover, 89, Rea, MO

Ruth Vernelle Hoover, 89, of Rea, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Ruth Vernelle Hoover, 89, of Rea, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Except for a short time in Oklahoma and Montana, she lived in Andrew and Buchanan counties her entire life. She attended Rosendale High School and Gard Business School, St. Joseph. She was a member of Rea Union Church where she was pianist for many years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Hobert H. Hoover, parents, Claude and Alice Kent and a brother and sister-in-law, Caryl and Ruby Kent.

Survivors include nieces, Carolyn Taylor, Sue Meadows and Linda Slayden, several cousins in Missouri and Oklahoma.

Graveside Services 10:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Bennett Lane Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at our Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rea Union Church or to Hands of Hope Hospice.

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