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Edna Lee Hove

July 9, 1911 February 24, 2001
Edna Lee Hove
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Edna Lee Johnston Hove, beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend left his world on February 24, 2001. death was caused by complications from a massive stroke. She was the best cook in the entire wold, a storyteller extraordinaire, and bible teacher and scholar.

Edna was born in O'Brien, Texas on July 9, 1911 to Melissa and W.D. Johnston. She was one of thirteen children, ten boys and three girls, and had a twin brother, "Sam"/ she was the last surviving child.

Edna graduated from O'Brien High School and later was a student at Wayland Baptist College, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma A& M. She taught school at Fieldton and O'Brien, Texas for three years. She was employed at the USDA Cotton Division for fourteen years as a seasonal employee. she retired after nine years as a social worker with the Oklahoma Department of Welfare (Human Services) in 1973.

Edna Johnston was married to Seg (S.G.) Hove at Knox City, Texas. They recently celebrated 66 years of holding hands and looking out at the world together.

Edna joined the First Baptist Church of Altus in 1935. She taught Sunday School and worked in Training Union and Bible School with children ages nine through twelve years. She also taught several adult Sunday School Classes; Business and Professional women, Fidelis Matrons, Euzelian, Deborah, Anna and Discovery 1. Edna read the Bible in its entirety for eighteen consecutive years. Edna and Seg enjoyed traveling. In the summers of 1968 and 1972, they made trips to Norway, the birthplace of Seg's parents, who immigrated to the U.S. While in Norway, Edna and Seg visited relatives and toured the country. They also traveled to Hawaii, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. They enjoyed many bus tours, including trips to Canada, New England, and Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Seg, and two children; Larry Hove of Fort Worth, Texas and Karen Hove Howard of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Larry is married to Betty Murrell Hove formerly of Altus. Karen is married to Dr. Bob Howard. There are four grandchildren; Jay Howard, Prairie Village, Kansas; Jennifer Hove, Carlsbad, California; Eric Hove, Austin, Texas; and Bree Howard, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Memorials; Baptist Children's Home, Oklahoma City or the charity of your choice.

"I have slipped the Surly Bonds of earth to touch the face of God"

11:00 AM

Altus City Cemetery

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