Janice Andre Hoover

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Janice Andre Hoover, born Dec. 14, 1938, in Point Coupee, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in LaPlace at 2:22 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

She was 79 years old.

Janice Andre Hoover

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell J. Andre Sr. and Gracie Guerin Andre; her brother, Russell J. Andre Jr.; and grandson, Zachary Hoover.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Harry J. Hoover; her four children, Cherrie Hoover Broekhoven (spouse–Wayne), Timothy Hoover (spouse–Camilla), Steven Hoover (spouse—Lisa) and Michael Hoover (spouse—Leigh); and her siblings, Donald Andre (spouse—Diana), Richard Andre, James Andre (spouse—Darlene) and Debbie Andre Fox (spouse—Jim).

She also leaves unforgettable cherished memories, 10 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and her beloved dog, Logan.

Janice and her family moved to Baton Rouge, where she attended Redemptorist High School.

She married Harry on Aug. 3, 1957, and moved with her husband and family to LaPlace in 1967.

Janice, who loved to sing for weddings since she was in grammar school, joined the St. Joan of Arc Chancel Choir and remained a member for over 41 years.

In 1971, she joined the Christmas Cantata of four LaPlace churches for the season. In 1987, she was selected for the Choir for Pope John’s Papal Visit in New Orleans.

She worked for Sears in LaPlace and Clearview for 25 years. In her spare time, she joined the St. John Theatre. Some her favorite performances were Bloody Mary in South Pacific; Aunt Eller in Oklahoma; Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Lady Margaret in Camelot.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th St. in LaPlace, followed by a Funeral Mass at noon.

Inurnment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, 4045 North St. in Baton Rouge, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home.  To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, visit milletguidry.com.