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Joan A. Adler

January 14, 1939 — February 22, 2020

Joan Alberta Adler, 81, of Pleasant Hill, was born, January 14, 1939, in Kingsville, the daughter of John Albert and Anna Pearl (Keller) Gammon. She departed this life, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the John Knox Village Hospice House surrounded with love and family.

Joan was a 1958 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

She worked for Western Electric retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill 1 st Presbyterian Church. Joan enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading, traveling, and going to garage sales and auctions. She loved animals especially dogs and had a large collection of dog figurines. She was also an Elvis fan and had quite the collection of Elvis memorabilia. She was an avid supporter of our veterans.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Frances Draper, Mamie Miller, and Velma Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy P. Hoover of Pleasant Hill; 5 grandchildren, Amanda (and Zack) Allen of Mercer, Kelly Hoover of Knob Noster, Kevin (and Shannon) Hoover of Lee’s Summit, Debbie Hoover-Vires of Fallon, Nevada, and Holly Hoover of Kansas City; four great grandchildren, Morgan, Kaytlann, Curtis, and Dean; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Friday February 28, 2020, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Interment will be in the Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery. Casket bearers are Gene Edward, Amanda Allen, Kelly Hoover, Kevin Hoover, Shannon Hoover, Debbie Hoover-Vires, and Holly Hoover.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Animal Shelter and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Funeral services are pending under the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Service times and a complete obituary will be published here as soon as that information becomes available.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Friday, February 28, 2020

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