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Hoover is Stafford High graduate

Photo by Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune From left, Donna Staab, John Hoover and his wife, Francesca Spatolisano, enjoy a visit in Great Bend at Staab’s home.

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By Jim Misunas

John Hoover lost his parents when he was 4 years old.
Hoover’s life in Stafford began after the tragic loss of his mother and father in a 1949 traffic accident near Lawrence.
He was 4 years old when Bennett Edward Hoover and Marjorie Ellen (Mowery) Hoover were killed when another driver ran a stop sign.
Hoover’s paternal grandmother, Ella Mae Hoover, and maternal grandmother, Ellen Gertrude Martin, raised him and his younger brother in Stafford, Kansas.
“Most people would be surprised by my life’s journey,” Hoover said.
John Hoover has shook ...

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