David Floyd Hoover

Graveside services for David Floyd Hoover, 81, Lenexa, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023, at De Soto City Cemetery in De Soto, KS. A visitation is set for 5:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2023, At Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. David passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Mission Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS.

David was born on July 13, 1942, in Des Moines, IA, the son of Glenn and Lillian (Zimmerman) Hoover.

He married Coleen Glenn on November 28, 1964, in Ottumwa, IA.  She survives at home.

Other survivors include his children, Rebecca Gonzales, Mark (Dayna) Hoover, grandchildren, Carter Gonzales, Molly Gonzales, Jacob Hoover, Micah Hoover, brother, Dick Hoover, and sister, Mary Jane Quick.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Donald, and Dean Hoover.

David always shared Jesus with his family and friends. He worked hard, played hard and loved hard, especially his grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in David’s name to Daybreak Community Church, 67 Creek Farm Plaza #2, Colchester, VT, 05446 and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

26 Condolences

  1. Laura and Steve Parker on September 13, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    Coleen, Becky, Carter, Molly and the rest of the family, My heart is so heavy for you all yet I know you are comforted that David is with the Lord. Much love and many prayers for you all. Wish we could be there and hug you all. David brought so much joy and laughter. He was a shining light. The world is a little dimmer. Love, Laura and Steve Parker

  2. Kerri Hoover on September 13, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Uncle Dave was such a generous & loving man! He’ll never be forgotten. I appreciate how devoted he was to the Lord & family. All in my prayers & see you soon.

  3. Jennifer Kelter on September 13, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for all of your family. May he watch over you all from above as you share in your wonderful memories of him. You are all such a compassionate caring family and I send much love and strength in your time of remembrance. It has been a pleasure to have you all in my life. David’s smile was always a blessing.

  4. Scott and Cindy Pendleton on September 13, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    David’s example of pointing people to Jesus and the love he demonstrated for his family and friends will never be forgotten. Our family has been blessed beyond measure by David and Coleen’s friendship. When our boys were small, they were captivated by David, and continued to enjoy their visits with him as they grew older. We love you, Coleen. You and Becky, Carter, Molly, Mark, Dayna, Jacob and Micah will be in our prayers. May God give you His peace and His comfort each and every day.

  5. Shirley and Dwayne Gannon on September 14, 2023 at 1:57 am

    My wife Shirley and I were David’s classmates for twelve years and we accepted Jesus as our savior at the same church. I was a college friend at Iowa State were he was a captain and four year star on the football team. For sixteen years he was my closest friend and we shared endless memories. I was so happy to stand with him in his marriage to you, Coleen. We wish we could have been closer after college but our memories of a genuine and faithful friend will last forever.

  6. Scott and Debbie Rhodes on September 14, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Dear Coleen, Becky, Carter and Molly,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of such a special husband, father and grandfather. We remember his energy, kindness, and smile that reflected his love for Jesus. Praying for you all!!

    With love,
    Scott and Debbie

  7. Dan & Vickie Aldrich on September 14, 2023 at 5:11 am

    David is one the most Godly, dynamic, loving and encouraging men we’ve ever met. What a great loss for us here on earth; but a great addition to heaven. We cannot wait to see him again.

    Prayers for HIS peace, assurance and comfort for the family.

    In Christ,
    Dan & Vickie Aldrich
    Psalm 116:15

  8. Ron & Deanna Tarlton on September 14, 2023 at 8:46 am

    The love of Jesus radiated from Dave Hoover and touched so many lives. Our condolences to Colleen and the family. It was an honor to have known this man.

  9. Erin (McElwain) Hellmuth on September 14, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Mark, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May you and your family feel God’s loving presence this week.

  10. Don Siegrist on September 14, 2023 at 10:01 am

    I’m saddened by David’s Death , he was very devoted to God, and he was not afraid to let all that knew him that he was. I feel assured that he is in spirit with the Lord today, a friend and classmate. My condolences go out to Colline and the family.

  11. Jeani and Ken Shepherd on September 14, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Mary Jane, Dick, Coleen and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know we pray God’s peace and blessings to you all.
    Jeani ( Heimberger) and Ken Shepherd

  12. Julie, John and Alexander Nicholson on September 14, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Colleen our heart is so heavy for you and the family. I never met David but knowing you he must have been a loving, caring, hard working devoted husband, father and grandfather. Please find peace knowing he is with the lord and will be with you in spirit during this difficult time. You and all the family will be in our prayers.

  13. Karen Sears and Linda May on September 14, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Colleen, I’m so very sorry for the sudden lose of your husband. Linda and my prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Gilbert Robinson on September 14, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    Gilbert and Joyce Robinson I have fond memories of Dave and plus he was a classmate we graduated together played sports together..Sorry for your loss.Prayers are with you.

  15. Nikki Johnson on September 15, 2023 at 7:08 am

    My condolence to your family Col Hoover. May God give your family strength and peace at this time.

  16. Mike and Cheryl Flory on September 15, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Years ago Dave and Coleen asked me to help them sell their home on Eldorado Dr in Lawrence. We found a stern buyer who made many requests. The day of closing, the buyer also ask for a walk thru before he would close. When he arrived at the Hoover’s, he started asking if this and that had been done. David quietly said “yes, and oh by the way I replaced this item instead repairing, and I happened to find this needed attention so I fixed it, and I also went ahead and paid the last half of your homeowner ass’n dues.” The buyer melted, was very complimentary, and closed! What a great testimony. I learned a real lesson that day . ” Go beyond what is ask of you.” Blessings to the family.

  17. Frank Ward on September 15, 2023 at 10:35 am

    Colleen, my prayers are for you and your family at this time of need . Dave was a childhood friend as we were in the same class as well as neighbors a block apart. Fond memories of David abound. David was a man who ‘talked the talk, walked the walk’ in his Christian faith. David is now with Christ Jesus, and all who believe in Him will someday see one another, May that promise give you strength at this time. .

  18. Mark, Laurie, Alex and Emily Milton on September 15, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    David was the kindest, most encouraging, loving person I’ve ever known. He loved the Lord with all his heart and was never afraid to share his faith or God’s promises with anyone. We chose David & Coleen as our kid’s godparents 30+ years ago because of their influence in MY (Laurie’s) walk with Jesus. With our own parents deceased, David showed his love for our children in many ways throughout their lives; playing with them, advising, encouraging, helping with job interviews…. He exemplified what the life of a Christian father, grandfather, and devoted husband should be. He was truly a servant in every respect, generous to a fault, and the hardest working man we’ve ever known. He will be greatly missed by our family. But we praise God that we will be with him again one day. We love the Hoover family and we pray for God’s peace during this sad time. With love from the Milton’s.

  19. Chuck and Sue Adams on September 15, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Dave was an example of loving every day because he walked with his Savior and was excited to see what the day held for him. We loved that about him. Thank You Coleen for sharing him with us.

  20. Greg Zickefoose on September 15, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Dave Hoover was one of the best men I ever knew. He changed my life when he recruited me to Emporia State in 1976. He gave the opportunity to play my best football and get an education that served me well for many years.

  21. Debbie Comes on September 16, 2023 at 8:49 am

    David was a lovely human being. I feel privileged that he reached out in conversation with me on his first day at Mission Trail. I knew right away we were incredibly lucky to have him as part of our team. My sincere condolences to his family.

    Debra Comes

  22. Bob & Rose Travis on September 16, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Losing someone who is near and dear to us is always so hard. There are three main thoughts that come to mind when we endure this loss.
    1. Our life here on earth is short and we will all be with him in a blink of an eye.
    2. An old Cowboy when told if he didn’t get dialysis he’d die and he replied, “Doc, there are a lot of things that are worse than dying!”
    3. He is at peace with Jesus!
    David touched so so many of our lives, near and far! He was very special! Coleen, our prayers are with you and your whole family.
    With our love,
    Uncle Bob & Aunt Rose Travis

  23. Jerry and Linda Reimond on September 19, 2023 at 12:01 am

    Dear Coleen, Becky , Mark, and families,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. The Hoover’s were wonderful neighbors in the Woodfield Neighborhood. May memories you shared be comforting to you now and in the days ahead.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Jerry and Linda Reimond

  24. Addie Johnson on September 20, 2023 at 9:59 am

    David was such a kind man. While I only knew him for a short time as he helped keep our school clean, he was always pleasant to talk to, rushed to help wherever needed, and did his very best. He always talked about his family and shared how proud he was. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  25. Karen Fox on September 21, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Dave was a high school classmate of mine. I remember what an outstanding athlete he was . At the last couple of reunions, he shared his faith which meant so much to him. My prayers to you, Colleen, and your family.

  26. Bill Oswald on September 25, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    Coach Hoover was the reason why I attended Wayne State University. He was a great man and a great coach!!!

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