Joan "Nannie" Stroupe Hoover, age 81, of Fieldstream Drive, Boone, was received into God's loving arms and kingdom glory Thursday evening, July 10, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Joan was born October 11, 1932 in Charlotte, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Fred Hirst Stroupe, Sr. and Florabell Dean Hawkins Stroupe. She was a 1951 graduate of Central High School and an honor graduate of Central Piedmont Community College with an Early Childhood Development Degree. Joan was a retired Preschool/Kindergarten teacher at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. She was an active member of Third Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. Joan was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital. Joan was a member of East Mecklenburg Optimist Mrs. Club. During her years in Boone, she was an active member of Perkinsville Baptist Church and was co-owner of WeeRuns Children's Consignment Boutique from 1992 until 1999.

Joan was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a deep love for people, cooking, fashion, and decorating. Joan was a kind and giving friend who represented daily the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Joan is survived by her husband, Lloyd Leonidas "Leon" Hoover, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Terri Hoover Reynolds of Boone, and her daughters, Bethany Reynolds Mosteller and husband Chris of Indian Trail, North Carolina, Abbey Reynolds of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and her sons, Brandon Reynolds of Boone, and John-Michael Reynolds and wife Emily Wood Reynolds of Blowing Rock; two sons, Alan Hoover and wife Kathryn of Dublin, Ohio, and their two daughters, Meredith Yonushonis and husband James of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kelsey Hoover of Columbus, Ohio; and their son, Christopher Hoover and wife Christine of Columbus, Ohio, and Reverend Donnie Hoover and wife Valerie of Woodstock, Georgia, and their two daughters, Brittni Hoover and Brianna Hoover, both Woodstock, and their son, Brock Hoover of Woodstock; three great-grandchildren, Clare, James David, and Mary Kathryn, all of Cincinnati; one sister, Carolyn Stroupe Helms of Banner Elk; one brother, Richard "Dickie" Stroupe of Charlotte; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Ann "Dolly" Windle of Huntersville, North Carolina, and one brother-in-law, William "Bill" Hoover and wife Ann of Asheboro, North Carolina. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Jo Stroupe Stith, and one brother, Fred Hirst Stroupe, Jr.

Funeral services for Joan "Nannie" Stroupe Hoover will be conducted Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2014, at 5:00 o'clock, at Perkinsville Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 4:00 until 5:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Seth Norris and Reverend Donnie Hoover. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Monday afternoon, at 1:00 o'clock, at Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 4:00 until 5:00 PM, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Navigator Ministry #175067, PO Box 6079, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 56007, or to the Perkinsville Baptist Church Family Life Center, 274 Jefferson Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hoover family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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