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Ida Grace Hovey

October 24, 1931 February 14, 2013
Ida Grace Hovey
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IDA GRACE HOVEY, 81, of Morrison, IL, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at St. Anthony"s Medical Center in Rockford, IL. Ida was born October 24, 1931, in Morrison, IL, to Roy M. and Ethel (Funderburgh) Blasdell. She was educated in the Fenton Grade School in Fenton, IL, and graduated from Erie High School in Erie, IL. She married Willis J. Hovey on August 29, 1952, in Erie, IL. He died November 6, 2002. Ida was a homemaker and was employed by the Baar Potato Farm in Fenton, IL, in seasonal work. She also helped her brother, Louis, farm. She enjoyed quilting, puzzles, playing cards, listening to Polka music and bird watching. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Paul) Roos of Athens, TN, and Donna (Mark) Meier of Fulton, IL; one son, David (Gaylene) Hovey of Clinton, IA; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Edith Weimer of Erie, IL and Susan (Robert) Engelkens of Fulton, IL; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Blasdell and Mrs. Ruth Baker both of Morrison, IL; one brother-in-law, Culver Hovey of Rock Falls, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willis; one daughter, Patty Smith; two brothers, Louis Blasdell and George Blasdell in infancy; and her step father, Henry Paulsen.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Polly Klimson " Pastor of the Fenton United Methodist Church - Fenton, IL VISITATION: 1:00 PM Sunday, February 17, 2013 until the time of the service at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Fenton Cemetery " Fenton, IL
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