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Clara E. Hoover

August 27, 1913 - July 24, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Clara E. Hoover, 95, of Springfield died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center.

She was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Springfield, the daughter of Friederich and Julia Wrobel.

She married Wendell R. Hoover on Sept. 1, 1940; he preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1974.

She is survived by a son, Jeff Hoover of Springfield; four grandchildren, Sarah Cole of Macomb, Sean Hoover of Divernon, and Stephen and Scott Hoover, both of the Peoria area; a great-grandchild, Austin Maddux Cole of Macomb.

Clara was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was a registered nurse and worked on Five General at Memorial Medical Center.

She was of the Methodist faith. She was very active in gardening until the time of her passing and enjoyed unabridged love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She enjoyed relaxing times reading books and doing crossword puzzles.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Dr. Roger Rominger officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to the college fund for Clara’s great-grandchildren.

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