Funeral services for Mae Anna Bell Hoffman, 99, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Worden Cemetery, Worden.
Mrs. Hoffman died Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born July 11, 1911, in Worden, the fourth child of John Henry and Dollie Ida Kauffman Pippert. She was raised in the Worden community.
Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker, and had worked at Rusty’s IGA on 23rd Street for many years as the Deli Manager. She was a member of Worden United Methodist Church and the India Home Demonstration Unit. She was a 4-H leader, and enjoyed gardening, quilting, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She married Charles William Hoffman on Mar. 8, 1933. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ralph Pippert and Albert Pippert, and two sisters, Elsie Pippert Hoffman and Helen Pippert Strong.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Wright and Charlotte Sparkes, both of Lawrence; five grandchildren, James Sparkes Jr., David Sparkes, Bradley Wright, Lisa Sparkes Hughes, and Sheri Wright Geer; eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Worden Cemetery Association, or Grace Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
To Betty & Charlotte,
I am sorry to learn of the death of Aunt Mae. You and your families will be in our prayers during this time of sorrow. May the good time memories of your mother help sustain you in the weeks to come while you grieve for your loss.
I do have fond memories of the time our parents would play cards during a Saturday night or attend the stock car races and/or antique car meets.
I’m so glad I got to spend a some time with Aunt Mae and her daughters Charlotte and Betty at Christmastime. She was well loved and highly spoken of by my family (her nephew Ivan and Carolyn Pippert’s sons, Larry and Jeff). I hope I am remembered as fondly as she is and that I can live as long of a life! Love, Amy
Dad is very sad about Aunt Mae passing and I am hearing many stories about Aunt Mae. We will try and make the funeral on Wednesday. Blessing to all.
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