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Joann Margaret Hovey

Joann Margaret Hovey, 81, of Ossian, IN, and with ties to Huntington County, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Hovey was a homemaker. She was a member of the Markle Church of Christ and participated in Bible studies with the Southwinds Church of Christ.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1940, in Porter County, to George and Myrtle Hanner Mowbray. She married Lou D. Hovey. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by eight children, Richard Hovey, Kathy Utter, Rodney Hovey, Sherri Kennedy, Jeffrey Hovey, Kevin Hovey, Julie Quinn and Joshua Hovey; three brothers; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hovey.

Calling will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m., at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes – Covington Knolls Chapel, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle, with one hour of calling prior to the service.

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