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Floyd R. Hooper

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Floyd R. Hooper, of Overland Park, KS, passed away August 23, 2019.  Floyd was born on November 26, 1932 to Ira and Alma Hooper in Edna, KS and spent his school years in Coffeyville, KS where he graduated from Coffeyville Junior College before going to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.  He was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged from the 1st Army Headquarters at Ft. Dix in 1955, after which he moved to Kansas City where he met and married Donna Marie Meyer in 1957.   Most of his career was spent in Kansas City in the insurance industry, retiring as a manager from the Dodson Insurance Group.             

Floyd was a faithful man of God who unselfishly served his family, friends, church and community with unconditional love and loyalty reflecting his Savior, Jesus Christ.  Floyd was active in church and civic affairs and had a real passion and love of gardening, becoming a Master Gardener through the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office.  He was instrumental in the planning, planting and nurturing of the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and was named Extension Master Gardener of the year in 2000.  Floyd’s eternal optimism, cheerfulness and funny comments remained as he gracefully navigated through years of dementia without complaint.

Floyd was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, June Hooper Nettles and Alan Hooper.  He is survived by Donna, his wife of 62 years, and his sons and their families:  David (Wanda); Gregory; and Christopher (Kim); five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Floyd and Donna were founding members of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church before joining Christ Church Anglican.

Service

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3rd, at Christ Church Anglican, 5500 W 91st St., Overland Park where his ashes will be interred in the Disciples’ Garden which Floyd helped establish and maintain.

Memorial Contributions

If making a contribution in Floyd’s name, in lieu of flowers, please consider Christ Church Anglican or Kansas City Hospice at www.kchospice.org.

 

3 Comments

  1. Betty Doyon on September 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I worked with Floyd for years at Dodson and he was the most genuine man with always a smile and a joke. I have laughed with him thousands of times. We have definitely lost a jewel. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Rick Miller on September 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Donna and Family,
    Just seeing Floyd’s picture makes me smile. I have so many good memories of Floyd as he volunteered as an Extension Master Gardner and as a a member of our Extension Council board. I’m grateful to have worked with Floyd as an Extensions agent. Thank you for sharing him with us and allowing him to use some of his many gifts. I will always remember his warmth, smile, and encouragement.

  3. Pam Stephens on August 29, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Jessica, I know only too well your anguish and pain. It does get easier, but it sucks while you’re going through it. Hang in there, breathe….. Pam

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