Jeri Ann Hovenga, 65, of Hampton, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, Iowa.
She was born August 13, 1952, in Hampton, Iowa, to Virgil and Dorothy (Long) Endriss. Jeri attended Hampton High School. She was united in marriage to Paul Hovenga on April 28, 1966, at First Christian Church in Hampton, Iowa. Jeri was a factory worker and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Living Word in Hampton. Jeri enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, and cross-stitching. She loved her flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and special friends.
Jeri is survived by her husband Paul Hovenga of Hampton, daughter Sharon (Matt) Whipple of Hampton, son John Hovenga of Hampton, daughter Chastity (Bob) Ries of Rockwell, daughter-in-law Lisa Hovenga Sliter of Hampton, daughter-in-law Laura Hovenga of Hampton, sister Laura Cordes of Denver, Colorado, brother Larry Endriss of Hampton, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Paul Hovenga, brother Virg Endriss sister Linda Kriens, sister Donna Leedom and grandson Chad Truax Jr.
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Sorry to hear of the passing of Jeri. May god bless the family.
Daryll & Dorothy Long, Laurens, Iowa
Jeri was the most beautiful woman inside and out.Always a smile and her laugh was contagious .Strong,beautiful,kind,loving,and loved all come to my mind when I think of her .Rip aunt Jeri I feel so lucky to have known you. Sending love,prayers,and hugs to uncle Paul,cousins,and all her loved ones.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeri was one special lady. I'm sorry I can't attend her Celebration of Life as I'm still in the hospital. I will be thinking of you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you, hold you tight and guide you through the coming days and the days following her celebration. Love to all of you.
Brenda & Bob Meyer
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