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Anna Laura Washam Hoops
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1911
Christian County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2006
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA

Hoops, Anna Laura (Washam), 95, of Aurora, Mo., formerly of Wichita, passed away at the Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. She was born to John and Frances (Williams) Washam on April 23, 1941, in Billings, Mo. She married Alvin John (Jay) Hoops on June 1, 1941. He passed away Nov. 4, 1974. Survivors include: two children, Dorothy Swett and husband, Richard, of Georgetown, Mass., and L.R. (Vern) Hoops and wife, Lee, of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a niece and a nephew and their spouses; and many friends and Christian co-workers. Anna was an elementary teacher in the rural one and two-room schools of Wichita. The first was the then District of Franklin, next she taught many years in Peck, Kan., and her final years were in the Mulvane, Kan. Elementary School. Upon retirement, she returned to Missouri and answered God's call to preach. She was an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Conference and pastored the United Methodist Church of Pierce City for a while. She transferred her ordination to the Church of God General Conference and was a member of the First Church of God, Aurora. She gave sermons, Bible lessons and devotions; worked with VBS; led singing; and was treasurer; she was always helping where there was a need. She was a true servant of God and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Service 11 a.m. today, Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, Mo., with burial to follow in Laney Cemetery.
Published in the Wichita Eagle on 8/11/2006
P.S. The birthday listed in the obit is incorrect. Anna's son, L.R. Vern Washam Hoops sent me the corrected date to enter at the top of the page. Thanks to L.R. - Stan Weir 
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  Dorothy Sheryl Hoops Swett (1943 - 2007)*
  Lavern R Hoops (1946 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Laney Cemetery
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Stan Weir
Record added: Aug 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15417879
Anna Laura <i>Washam</i> Hoops
Added by: Richard Swett
Anna Laura <i>Washam</i> Hoops
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Added by: Shirley Winward
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Anna laura was my aunt. Her daughter Dorothy and son Vern are also buried inthe Laney Cemetery. Dorothy died Jan of2007 and Vern in Aug of that year.
- Shirley Winward
 Added: Jul. 19, 2011
Anna Laura was my grandfather Carl Washam's half-sister. I never met her but I did know her brother, John Jr Washam and his family, as well as her son Vern.
- MsJackson2
 Added: Dec. 31, 2009

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