Erma Ruth Fedor

March 4, 1926January 10, 2021

Erma Ruth Hoard Fedor, age 94, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Fedor, her parents, Edward and Josephine Hoard; brothers, Chet Hoard, Robert Hoard, Raymond “Tuffy” Hoard; sisters, Margaret Dorsey, Loretta Cloyd, Lou Cummings, Josephine Hemberger, Marian Marsaglia, father-in-law and mother- in- law, John and Anna Fedor, & many brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debra Andrews and husband, Ralph, Gail Van Nest and husband Joseph, Janice Stevenson and husband, David; grandchildren, Trent Stevenson, Cole Stevenson and wife Kelly and Taylor Van Nest and a host of other family and dear friends. Erma was born on March 4, 1926 in Bois D’ Arc, Illinois to Edward and Josephine (Smock) Hoard. She attended Auburn High School, participating as a cheerleader. After high school, she met her husband, Joe. Erma and Joe married and left Illinois. Joe was an Industrial Engineer and they moved with their family to many states and finally making Houston, Texas their home.

Erma has lived in Houston, Texas since 1966. She loved cooking, sewing and dancing. Erma was an excellent cook and baker, especially known for her pies. As an accomplished seamstress, she sewed all her daughter's clothes. She had a 15-year career with JC Penney’s as a Sales Associate, being named top Sales Associate numerous times in her career. She was strong in her faith as a long-time member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Family and friends were extremely important to her and she always involved in her daughter’s activities. Besides her three daughters, her greatest pleasure and the light of her life were her grandchildren, each special in their own way. She tirelessly invested time and effort to maintain lifelong friendships she held dear. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A private Mass will be held for the immediate family in Houston. At a later date, final services will be conducted in Virden, Illinois to allow Erma to rest in eternity next to her husband, Joe.


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Erma Ruth Fedor

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