Archive for Thursday, February 20, 1992


February 20, 1992


Services for Wilda Christine Hoover, 80, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Doris Fawl officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoover died today, Feb. 20, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 26, 1911, in Lone Star, the daughter of Carl and Lena Nieder Boerkircher.

A lifelong resident of Douglas County, she graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1929.

She worked at Kansas Color Press from 1950 to 1960 and received the Jaycee's "Woman of the Year" award in the early '70s.

Also a homemaker, whe was a member of the India Extension Homemakers Unit in Douglas County and Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, west of Lone Star. A 4-H leader for more than 40 years, she and her family received the 4-H "Family of the Year" award in October 1991.

She married Gerald I. Hoover on Sept. 7, 1935, in Olathe, and he survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Carl Hoover, rural Lawrence; two daughters, Judy Saathoff, Lawrence, and Charlene Muilenburg, Dodge City; a brother, Otto Boerkircher, Lawrence; a sister, Hazel Richardson, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., Washington Creek Church of the Brethren or Centenary United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

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