LeeAnna Hoover, 88, North Manchester, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday, July 1, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born at North Manchester on Feb. 26, 1925 to Arlo and Eunice (Cripe) Ribley.
She graduated from Laketon High School in 1942 and on Feb. 21, 1947 she married Ray E. Hoover. He died March 27, 2004. LeeAnna worked at the former Warner Brooder Corp. in North Manchester and Heckman Bindery. Later she was employed with Indiana Lawrence Bank at North Manchester and served as loan officer for three years. She was a broker with Ringenburg Real Estate, North Manchester for 10 years, and in 1992 she returned to Indiana Lawrence Bank until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, and was a long time member of the former West Manchester Church of the Brethren where she attended most of her life.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George (Kathleen) Reents, Monticello; Mrs. Don (Vicki) Miller, Claypool; Mrs. Bob (Sherri) Wilson, Yoder, and Debbi Gerardot, New Haven; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one step great grandchild; a brother, Jim (Ruth) Ribley, North Manchester; two brother-in-laws, Russell (Joann) Hoover and Homer (Julia) Hoover, both of North Manchester; three sister-in-laws, Grace Metzger and Mrs. Roger (Verna) Shively, both of North Manchester, and Bonnie Ribley, Zionsville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Max Ribley and a sister-in-law, Ruby Muir.
Services were held July 6, at Timbercrest Chapel. Reverend Carroll McNutt officiated and burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. For those who wish to honor the memory of LeeAnna Hoover, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.