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Hope Irene Hoyt

Dec 20, 2017

November 19, 1926 - December 17, 2017

Hope Irene Hoyt, 91, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Salem, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.


Hope was born on November 19, 1926, rural Wayland, Iowa the daughter of Arch and Effie Smith Ross. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School. Hope was united in marriage to Frank Hoyt on July 14, 1944, in Rolla, Mo., he preceded her in death on January 23, 1996.  Hope worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown and later at Hope Haven in Burlington.


She is survived by her children, Trudy (Dan) Smith of Hot Springs, Ark., Ron (Peggy) Hoyt of Burlington and Janice (John) Gabriel of Muscatine; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Boyd of West Point.


Hope was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons: Tony and Donnie; four brothers; and one sister.


Private services were held and burial was in the Green Mound Cemetery west of Trenton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.

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