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Everett A. Hoobler

July 7, 2018

http://St. Marys—Everett A. “Ol Ev” Hoobler, 89, passed away late Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Oakley Place of Rossville.

He was born January 4, 1929 in the Turkey Creek Community, Wabaunsee County Kansas, the son of Vernon P. and Mary M. Rake Hoobler. He attended Turkey Creek and St. Marys grade schools and St. Marys High School until moving to Rossville where he graduated. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He lived in the Rossville community where he worked for Leo Berry Irrigation and Grain Systems. In 1961, Everett and his family moved to St. Marys when he was asked to take over the John Deere Dealership and hardware store. He brought the irrigation business to St. Marys. He and his son owned and operated Hoobler Drilling for 30 years. Everett was an Auctioneer and owned Hoobler Auction Service; he also was a real-estate agent. His greatest love was auctioneering.

Everett was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus at Flush. He was a founding member and helped raise money for the Rock Springs 4-H Ranch. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Shrine and OES. Everett was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion at Rossville and Aubert-Wall VFW in St. Marys. He enjoyed golfing, and was instrumental in starting the St. Marys golf course. He had been a member of the Manhattan Country Club and was a Cat Backer.

He was united in marriage to Erma L. Wolfe on February 9, 1951 at Topeka. She preceded him in death on September 25, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Lloyd, Ray, Albert and Dwight Hoobler; his sister, Mildred Ronsee.

Survivors include two brothers, Forest Hoobler, Topeka and Lester Hoobler, Seattle, WA; his children, Dan (Angie) Hoobler, Wamego and Jayne (Doug) Wolf, Hope; granddaughters, Sara (Dale) Nordlund, Valley Falls, Olivia Wolf, Wichita, Valery Wolf, York County, Maine and Elizabeth (Chris) Giestina, Loveland CO.; twin great-granddaughters.

Military Graveside Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery with interment to follow. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kansas 4-H Foundation, 116 Umberger Hall, 1612 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, Kansas 66506. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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6 thoughts on “Everett A. Hoobler

  1. please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father and mother.. May they rest in peace together. Thank you for sharing the photos… Phil and Deannie Kovar

  2. Everett was a great guy & business associate. Please accept our sincerest condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, Melanie and Ann

  3. Danny and Jayne, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man. He will be remembered by many I know. Knowing that he is with your Mom now and no longer suffers makes me feel a little more at ease with him leaving. However I know it is not easy coping with the loss of first your Mom and now your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you all and our prayers for peace and comfort are being sent to our Heavenly Father for all of you. God is listening. Hugs to you both and all your family.

  4. Jayne, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, and recently your mom. Your family was always very kind and hospitable to me when we were young. God bless you with courage, strength and comfort.
    Joyce Muller Lampley

  5. Dan and Jayne, please accept my condolences for the death of your father. May he RIP.

    Robert Hoferer, JR

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