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Dana Diane Hoover

A Celebration of Life service for Dana Diane Hoover, 60, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021 in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Hoover passed away Friday, December 24, 2021, at her home.


She was born February 12, 1961, at Duluth, Minnesota, to Jim Pirtle and Janis Sheets.  On August 28, 1982, she was married at Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward Hoover, Jr., who preceded her in death February 18, 2019.  Mrs. Hoover was a librarian.  She was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, and she enjoyed reading, painting, and puzzles.  She loved her family and grandkids.  She also loved her dog, Sampson.  Mrs. Hoover was of the Christian faith.


She is survived by her mother; three children, Melissa Hawkins and husband, Jesse, Alyssia Smith and husband, Joey, and Samantha Duncan and husband, Cody, all of West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, Alexis, Ryan, Aryana, Ayla, Charlotte, David, and one on the way; three sisters, Suzan Probst and husband, Jim, Kansas City, Missouri, Laura McElroy and husband, Larry, Kansas City, Missouri, and Stacey Poole and husband, Chuck, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.


Her father and her husband preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at