Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
L. Irene Hoverman
L. Irene Hoverman, 91, Willshire, died at 12:50 p.m. May 9, 2011, at her granddaughter's residence.
She was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Willshire, to Floyd L. and Nellie Stetler Strickler. On July 17, 1938, she married Merl F. Hoverman, who died Feb. 20, 1957.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon (Farrel) Krall, Willshire, and Karen (Willard) Gehron, North Star; two sisters, L. Adeline Lough, Decatur, Ind., and Hazel McMillen, Willshire; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Also deceased are two sisters, Lois Funk and Rosella Sovine; and three brothers, Harold, Lester and Floyd Strickler Jr.; and one great-grandson.
She was a member of Praise Point United Brethren Church, Willshire, the Homer Pierson American Legion Auxiliary and the Willshire Senior Citizens.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Revs. Mark Rutledge and Brad Kittle officiating. Burial will follow in Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Van Wert.
Zwick & John Funeral Home, Decatur is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be left at zwickjohn.com.