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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Obituary - Clifford Todd Hoover

Clifford Todd Hoover passed away on Monday May 31, 2021. He was born on March 7, 1929, in Nevada, MO to Arlie and Vera (Perrin) Hoover. He went to Shiloh School for eight years, then started high school at Liberal, MO, where he graduated in 1947.

After graduation, he worked at the Lumber Yard in Liberal, until he went into the Army in August 1952. He served in the Army until August 1954, at Fort Belvoir, VA, where he was discharged. He went to Nebraska where he worked on a farm for six years before returning to Liberal where he worked for a farmer for a while.

Clifford then went to work for the City of Liberal Light and Water Department where he worked for twenty-five years, retiring in 1990. On May 5, 1972, he was going home from lunch when he was hit by a train on the edge of Liberal. Through this incident he met Virginia Neuenschwander and married her on December 30, 1972. They remained living and working on her farm in rural Liberal for over 40 years. He was a member of the Hannon Free Will Baptist Church in Liberal, MO for the majority of his life. 

Clifford is survived by his stepchildren, Linda of Lansing, MI, Elaine of Lamar, MO, and Ed of Diamond, MO; grandchildren, Juli Anna Tanner Millmont, PA and Isaac McAdams, of Lamar, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; stepdaughter, Anna Marie; siblings, Howard Hoover, Mildred Blythe, Gladys Hall, Charlie Hoover, Alberta Chandler; and three siblings who died in infancy, Helen Hoover, Alice Hoover, and Aline Hoover. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Gideon's International through the funeral home.