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Dr. Thomas Temple Hoyne

May 13, 1935 — August 12, 2020

Dr. Thomas Temple Hoyne, longtime business owner in Stover, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at his home with his wife by his side.

Tom was born May 13, 1935, in Salina, Kansas one of two children born to John Thomas and Opal Louise Fisher Hoyne.

His father was an officer in the Army National Guard, which meant the family lived in various locations in the United States and overseas.  He attended several different grade schools before graduating in 1953 from Salina High School, where he excelled at high school sports.

Tom graduated in 1957 from Kansas State University with a degree in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.  From 1957 – 1959 he served in the Army Infantry and with the Army Chemical Corps as a commissioned officer.  For ten years he served his country as an active officer and in the Army reserves.

He was accepted in the Kansas City School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating in 1963 with a DDS degree.

During Tom’s time in the service and dental school he met a young woman named Jeannette “Jean” Nelson and on June 21, 1961, Tom and Jean were married in Kansas City, Missouri.

Following his graduation they moved to Stover where they established his dental practice in summer of 1963. For the next 37 years they cared for patients from Stover, Cole Camp, Versailles and various other communities in the area.  They worked side by side with Tom as the dentist and Jean keeping the books for the office until retiring in 2000.

Upon his retirement, Tom devoted the next ten years of his life to archaeological research in the area, partnering with fellow researchers from the Columbia and Springfield areas.

At the age of 80 he officially retired and enjoyed the solitude and quiet small town life.

Throughout the years Tom was a member of various Associations that reflected his interests, namely the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, the Missouri State Archaeological Society, the Morgan County Historical Society, the US Army Chemical Corps Veterans Association and the Sons of the American Revolution, to name a few.

He was a member of the America Lutheran Churches of American and currently a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Stover.

He was the recipient of the Lutheran Silver Lamb National Medal, the Silver Beaver for service to youth award and the Gold Award for 50 years of service to scouting.

Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Hoyne of the home; his nieces, Shellee, Kathee and Dana and a great nephew; Jean’s brother and his wife, Paul and Nancy Nelson of O’Neill, Nebraska and their children, Brad, Beth, Scott and Sara and their families, along with other relative and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marlene J. Crough.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover with Rev. Eugene Moll officiating.

Cremation will follow the service.  Burial will be at a later date in the Nelson family plot in Holt County, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Benton County Hospice or the Pyrmont-Trinity Lutheran Church.


Visitation Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 204 W. 3rd St.
Stover, Missouri 65078

Memorial contributions are suggested to Benton County Hospice or Pyrmont-Trinity Lutheran Church

Directions Funeral Service Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:00 PM 204 W. 3rd St.
Stover, Missouri 65078 Directions
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