Nancy A. Hoover
Nancy A. Hoover PEORIA - Nancy Ann Hoover, 62, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from complications of Lymphoma, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Born on March 3, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa, Nancy was the daughter of the Robert J. Hoover and Norma (Weber) Hoover. She graduated from Naperville Central High School and attended Illinois State University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1976. Nancy had an accomplished career in education; teaching Science at Riverview Grade School in East Peoria for thirty-three years, retiring in 2009. An advocate for students, she often served as Student Council Advisor and coordinated numerous Science Fairs. An active church and community volunteer, avid Peoria Chiefs and Chicago Cubs fan, she also enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights. Nancy was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend who will be dearly missed. Survivors include her siblings, Mary Jo (Jim) Hoftiezer, Joe (Debbie) Hoover and Judy Frankland; four nieces and nephews, David (Noelle) and William Hoftiezer and Ian and Rachel Frankland; and one grandniece, Lia Hoftiezer. She is also survived by special cousin, Lynn (Randy) Gerstman; aunts and uncles, Peggy Cunningham, Jan and Irv Lorenzen and John and Glendene Hoover; and numerous cousins. Additionally, very dear and loving friends, Eileen and John Wikoff, Florence Beltz, Kathleen Murray, Susan McCormick, James Boehm and numerous other friends are a part of Nancy's extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt and uncles, Raymond and Monica Weber and Donald Cunningham; and cousin, Roger Weber. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Judy Frankland, Eileen and John Wikoff, Nancy's many loving friends, and the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016. Visitation will be held an hour prior to Mass, at 10 a.m., with a rosary at 10:45 a.m. Father Paul Stark will be officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. At a date yet to be determined, additional services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa, with interment to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home or St. Thomas the Apostle Food Pantry. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging on to www.wrightandsalmon.com .
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