Marilyn Maxine Hoover

August 10, 1931January 10, 2021

Marilyn Maxine (Stuart) Hoover was born on August 10, 1931 and passed away on January 10, 2021. She was born in Stotesbury, Missouri to Arol Stuart and Maxine (McCoy). Marilyn was a professional model for Patricia Stevens and was Miss Independence during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. She worked in cosmetics at the Jones Store, Macy's and Dillards. Marilyn enjoyed her family and gaming at the casinos.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clarence (Chuck) Hoover as well as her son Stuart G. Lee and her brother Ronald L. Stuart.

Marilyn is survived by her son Ray A. Lee, daughter Terree Bland (Mike), daughter Machele Waugh (Brian); sisters LaDonna Stuart, Carol Sheil and Denise Cariddi (Sam); grandchildren Ray S. Lee, Annie M. Lee, Michael L Hudlemeyer, Ashlee R. Chartier, Alisa M. Miller and twelve great grandchildren.


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Lynn Denniston

January 15, 2021

I worked at Jones’s & Macy’s in cosmetics. She was inspirational. Always looked pulled together was great dealing with any issue in cosmetics. She knew the business inside & out. She treated her customers like royalty. She was an outstanding person.

Lori Pyle-Coleman

January 14, 2021

Machele, I am so very sorry for your loss. The comfort we have is knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior.
Your mother was a true lady with beauty and grace inside and out. She was so good to me and always made me feel welcome. She will be missed.

Alisa Miller

January 14, 2021

We are going to miss you so much Grandma Hoover. I know you're in a better place. You're such a beautiful, strong, and amazing person inside and out. You always made the room glow. This world will never be the same without you. I will never forget all of the memories we have shared old and young. I absolutely loved staying up late with you when me and Ashlee were little watching golden girls, drinking coke and eating cheese its! I'm so blessed you got to meet all your great grandbabies & I'm so proud to be your granddaughter and follow in your footsteps as a hairstylist. R.I.P. our beautiful hummingbird. Love you so much!

Ashlee Chartier (Granddaughter)

January 13, 2021

I have no words and all of the words at the same time...

I can count on one hand, how many times you told me “no,” but it’s the “yes’s” that made the best memories.

We clicked, from “Old Maid” to cards🃏 Cheez-Its and CocaCola, Dice, Deuces Wild, Golden Girls & MacGyver. But most of all, since I could talk, I’ve always been able to hold a meaningful conversation with you.

Your favorite story about me, was me calling you at 3 years old, when mom (Machele Waugh) was “being mean.” You pulled in the driveway to pick me up, without mom having a clue.

Grandma, can you come get me now?

I prize Saturday night, my last moments with you. You’ve always, ALWAYS, given me the space to be myself, to share my hardships and my highlights. I caught you up on my life, my feelings, and my worries, all while you listened attentively. I hugged you goodnight, despite all of the times I’ve told you no because of stupid Covid. The memory of your plush blue robe and your back in my hands— I am so glad I squeezed you good.

I love you and miss you more than anyone could understand. 💔