Welcome to the memorial page for

Ann Josephine (Messmer) Hoover

July 22, 1919 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 98)

Ann J. Hoover, 98 of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at her daughter’s home.


   Family will receive friends, Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m., also at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel, with Father Paul Connolly, officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Gifts of love and friendship may be given to Paws Animal Shelter in Ft. Madison, IA or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. On-line condolences may be directed to


   Born July 22, 1919, in Burlington, IA, Ann Josephine was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Wilburt Messmer. She was a graduate of Burlington High School.  On October 18, 1941, she married Earl Hoover at St. John’s Catholic Church in Burlington.  He preceded her in death on April 6, 1991, at his home in Mt. Pleasant.


   Ann and her husband farmed near Hillsboro, IA and Salem, IA. The couple retired from farming in 1967 and moved to Mt. Pleasant.   Mrs. Hoover worked at Kresge’s 5 and 10 Cent Store, Midwest Biscuit Factory, and Wing’s Bakery. 


   Ann was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and a member of Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a cat lover. She enjoyed playing Pinochle, crocheting, and embroidering.


   Survivors include two sons, James (Jill) Hoover of Burlington, IA and William “Bill” (Dottie) Hoover of Wichita Falls, TX; two daughters, Teresa Friese of Wellman, IA and Delores (Gary) McMeins of Mt. Pleasant, IA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


   Along with her husband, Ann was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Josephine Messmer and Margaret Johnson; two brothers, August Messmer, and Fritz Messmer; one son-in-law, Francis Friese; one grandson; and one great-grandson.



Charitable donations may be made to:

Paws Annimal Shelter
Ft. Madison IA

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

 Service Information

Family Will Greet Friends
November 24, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel
709 E. Mapleleaf Drive
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Funeral Service
November 24, 2017

10:30 AM
Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel
709 E. Mapleleaf Drive
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

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