Olive Hofmann, 88, died Sept. 6, 2010 at 11:32 a.m., at Union Hospital.
She was born October 1, 1921 in Nebraska City, Neb., the oldest daughter of Orville and Elizabeth Mae Hager.
She grew up in Nebraska and finished school there. She married Jesse Philip (Phil) Hofmann I in Plattsmouth, Neb. They moved from Nebraska to Clay County in 1942. She has lived south of Prairie City since 1965.
She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church, the ladies sewing circle, and was a leader of the Sunday School Class seniors for many years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She also helped with all of the farming until she was no longer able. During her last years, she renewed her interest in sewing and made many doilies, which she gave to family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Phil in 1976; her parents; one infant granddaughter, Kathryn Sue Hofmann; her only sister, Betty Curtis and her husband Robert Curtis; a step-daughter-in-law, Arlene Hofmann; and step-daughter, Phyllis Green.
Survivors are her son, Roger and wife Beulah Hofmann, Brazil; grandson, Ronald and wife Jamie Hofmann, Brazil; granddaughter, Rachel and husband Randall Shockley, Carmel; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Hofmann, Brazil, and great-grandson, Nicholas Shockley, Carmel; nephew, Lynn Curtis, Pawnee City, Nebraska; niece, Jean and husband Keith Deters, Seneca, Kansas; stepson, Jesse Philip Hofmann II, Norman, OK; step-grandson, Jesse Philip Hofmann III and wife Marcie, Wichita, Kansas; step-granddaughter, Deborah and husband Sonny Tims, Norman, OK; step-great-grandsons, Joel and Andrew Tims and step-great-granddaughters, Nicole and Jessica Hofmann; many friends and extended family members.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., at French Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior to services. At the request of the deceased, cremation was chosen.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie City United Methodist Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Light a candle in memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com