Richard M. Hoover 1924 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Richard M. “Dick” Hoover, 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Mr. Hoover died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born May 26, 1924, in Little River, the son of Foster and Maxine McGaffey Hoover. He moved to Lawrence from Sanford, N.C., in 2002.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering from Kansas University.
He retired as a chemical engineer from the PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, Pa., and prior to that had worked for the Monsanto Chemical Company.
Mr. Hoover was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Lawrence. He had served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Spencer Art Museum.
He married Elaine Howard on Nov. 4, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan. She died May 5, 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Ann Hoover, Columbia, S.C., and Alicia Rieder, Lawrence; a son, Richard H., Northport, Mich.; a brother, Herbert I., Denver; a sister, Phyllis Rouch, Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Christy Anderson, Daniel Rieder, Richard A. Hoover, Ginger Ebert, Alex Orozco and Lysa Gaston; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Habitat for Humanity or to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Hoover.