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Richard Hoover

June 7, 1934 February 26, 2012
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Richard A. Hoover, 77, of Peoria passed away Sunday February 26, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 7, 1934 in Peoria to John and Emma Fouts Hoover. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom. He is survived by his sisters, Joann (Jack) Henderson of Streator, Norma Jean Murphy of Port Orange, FL; six nieces and nephews and his extended family, Ray and Michele Neltner of Peoria, Raenel and Bob Wilson of Abington and Randy Neltner of Peoria. Richard worked for Otto-Baum & Sons Co. for 28 years retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Laborers Union 165 for over 40 years. He was also a member of NASCAR, he was an avid dirt racing fan and supporter of Performance Racing No. 75. He loved old westerns and John Wayne movies. Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of his life will be held Sunday March 4, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1704 S. East Lane in Peoria. Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care on Rt. 91 in Peoria.

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