Florence Schoonover, 90, of rural Martinstown, MO, passed away at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Florence Bernice Schoonover was born in Graysville, MO, on July 30, 1929, the daughter of Earl and Fannie Maude (Davidson) Hogg. She was reared near Graysville and graduated 8th grade from the Graysville School. Florence married Boyd Schoonover in Graysville on August 4, 1944, and he survives. Florence and Boyd bought a farm near Martinstown in 1950 and lived there together until Florence entered the Schuyler County Nursing Home in 2017. Florence was a wonderful help on the farm, milking cows and helping with the cattle operation. She also raised a big garden of vegetables and flowers. She loved to sew clothing for her family and made quilts for each child, grandchild, and great grandchild. Florence used a sewing machine that she had purchased with money she had earned at a brief job at a pickle factory in Bettendorf, IA. The sewing machine is still in the family. Her main role in life was to be a homemaker for her husband and four children, Martina, Elyse, Mischel, and Kim.
Florence is survived by her husband, her daughter, Martina (Larry) Shipley of Kirksville, MO, and her son, Kim (Jennifer) Schoonover of Mendota, MO. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Tracy Fuller, Joshua Watts, Jeremiah Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Mathew Schoonover, Zachary Schoonover, Kalab Schoonover, and Justus Federick, as well as 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Bruce Johnson.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Elyse Watts and her husband Richard, and Mischel Johnson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Garnet Hurley and her husband Lowell.
A visitation for the family of Florence Schoonover will be at Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville, MO, from 11:00 am until noon on Saturday, January 18, 2020. There will be no services. Her request was to be cremated. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Lone Pine Cemetery and may be entrusted with Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th St., Unionville, MO 63565.