Clemma Z. Hoover

Born: Sun., Jan. 25, 1931
Died: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:30 AM Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: Smith Cemetery

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Clemma Zoe-Ann Hoover, age 88, of Osage Beach, MO, formerly of Milton, IL passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Lake Meadow Nursing Home in Osage Beach, MO.  She was born on January 25, 1931 in Pittsfield, IL to Lawrence and Francis Browning Sparks.  She married John O. Hoover on July 25, 1950 in Quincy, IL, and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2018.

Clemma graduated from Pittsfield High School, and went on to work as a telephone operator in Pittsfield for several years.  Once she married John O., she became a farmwife and also owned and operated a convenience store in Milton, where she loved being around all the children that came in.  Clemma grew up swimming at King Pool in Pittsfield.  In later years, she enjoyed water skiing and boating with her family every summer at the Lake of the Ozarks and on the Illinois River. She loved cooking and was known for her homemade noodles, and also embroidered dish towels for all of her grandchildren.  Clemma was a member of the Milton Christian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a youth group leader for many years.  Her biggest joy in life was being around her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Hoover of Osage Beach, MO and Ed (Sonnie) Hoover of Winchester, IL; a daughter, Kathy (Tom) Sheldon of Mandeville, LA; six grandchildren, Brittany (Kenny) MacMaster, Alison (Scott) Lee, Sean (Kalyn) Hunter, Kobie Hoover, Dante Hoover, and Adam Hoover; six great grandchildren, Mason MacMaster, Hunter MacMaster, Lilly Lee, Harrison Lee, Valie Hunter, and Jordyn Hunter; and two sisters, Sue (Jim) Riggs of Winchester, IL and Jean Peak of Winchester, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 68 years, John O. Hoover; her parents, Lawrence and Francis Sparks; and brother-in-law, George Peak.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with a graveside service to follow at Smith Cemetery near Milton, IL at 11:30 AM.  Memorial donations are suggested to be made to the Milton Christian Church or the Milton Ball Park.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Clemma's memory to the following organizations:

Milton Ball Park

Milton Christian Church

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Jessica Domiano
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019

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Our condolences from your Metairie Bank Family. We are praying for you and your family during this hard time and love you dearly. Greatest Sympathies, Paul, Daniel, Regina, Jessica, Cheryl, Wendi, & Teresa

Carl and Deb Breitweiser
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
My deepest sympathy. What a wonderful lady. I have fond memories of her and John O. A terrific couple.

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