OTTUMWA — Virginia JoAnne Hoover, 79, formerly of 2212 Romer Ave., died at 7:37 a.m. November 16, 2013 at Vista Woods Care Center.
She was born September 11, 1934 in Ottumwa to Roy and Mary Springer Swanson.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1952, JoAnne was a resident of Ottumwa all of her life. She worked for Excel, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed bowling and spending time at Izaak Walton League.
Surviving are two sons, Norlan "Buster" (Janice Coltrain-Sapp) Sapp Jr. of Plano, TX and Ted (Karla) Hoover of Dalhart, TX; 3 grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Rachford, Josh (Samantha) Hoover and Mackenzie Sapp; 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Alec and Alana; a brother, Ed (Bonnie) Swanson of Omaha, NE.
She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Bill, Larry, Roy and infant Teddy Swanson.
Her body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Memorials may be made to O.B. Nelson Unit #3 American Legion Auxiliary, Hospice serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501 or to the donor's choice.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.