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Kent Hoover


February 17, 1960
July 25, 2017

Funeral Celebration of life services will be held privately by the family.

Kent Wilcox Hoover, 57, of Odin, passed away on Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Kent was born February 17, 1960, the son of Howard C. and Rhea J. (Wilcox) Hoover in Flora, Illinois.

Kent is survived by his beloved parents, Howard and Rhea Hoover of Odin; devoted siblings, Kerry Hoover and wife Tami of Inglis, FL, Doug Hoover of Odin, Monte Hoover and Julie of Odin, Stanley Hoover of Centralia; cherished nieces and nephews, Michael Hoover and wife Alicia of Odin, Melissa Hoover and fiancé Scott Lowery of Centralia, Christopher, Nicholas, Stacy, and Curtis Hoover all of Centralia, Terry and Brian Bierman of Centralia, Ray Albert III of Odin, Carabeth Albert of Centralia, Anya Kelly of Odin, Zachary, Connor, Lindsey Hoover all of Odin, Caleb, Hunter, Reed Jourdan all of Odin, Lana Benjamin of Centralia; adoring best friend, Buddy.

Kent is preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn and Julia Hoover, Frank and Esta Wilcox; niece, Lana Albert

Kent served our country in the United States Army. He was an avid outdoorsman; whom enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and landscaping. Kent also enjoyed mushroom and arrowhead hunting.

Celebration of life services will be held privately by the family. The family asks that you consider in Kent’s memory memorial contributions to Odin Food Pantry. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin. On-line condolences and memories of Kent may be shared with the family at