Mildred Merle "Polly" HooverOctober 17th, 2020
Mildred Merle "Polly" Hoover, 92, of Fulton, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Boone Hospital. She was born on May 29, 1928 in Fulton, Missouri to the late John Michael Brewer and the late Lavina (Selby) Brewer. On April 30, 1954, Polly married Andrew W. Hoover, who preceded her in death on January 24, 1995. Polly was able to stay in her home until only recently. She enjoyed gardening, canning her harvest, and cooking and baking for her family. Blessed with good health, she was also able to maintain her yard and home. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting. Polly was instrumental in starting the South Callaway Fire Protection District. She served on the Board of Directors for the Mokane Fire Board. Polly will be missed by her sons, Don Hoover (Alma) of Fulton, and John W. Hoover (Bobette) of Fulton; sisters-in-law, Ann Brewer of Hallsville and Margaret "Sissy" Brewer of Fulton; grandsons, Marqus Hoover (Ashley), Sean Hoover, and A. J. Hoover; step-grandchildren, James Singleton (Lisa), Jody Singleton (Teresa), John Singleton (Amanda), and Jeremy Singleton (Tina); great-grandchildren, Ethan, Alexis, and Emily; 11 step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, Polly was preceded in death by brothers, John E. and Harvey M. Brewer; sister, Bessie Diehl; an infant sister; and daughter-in-law, Deborah Ann Hoover. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Interment was in Callaway Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations are suggested to Missouri Veteran's Home of Mexico, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Memorial donations may be left for the family at maupinfuneralhome.com.