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Frances E. Hoffman

October 2, 1930 — May 20, 2023

Rossville

Frances E. Hoffman (nee Gerhart), Rossville, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023, at a Topeka hospital from apparent lymphoma, with enlarged lymph nodes near her heart.

Frances was born October 2, 1930, in Akron, OH, the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Darby) Gerhart.  She was raised in Mogadore, OH, and graduated from Notre Dame College in Euclid, OH.  Mrs. Hoffman was a schoolteacher in Sandusky, OH.

Frances was a member of the Immaculata Church.  She was also a member of the church cleaning group at Assumption Chapel for many years and often hosted lunches for members of the cleaning group. She was also a member of the mailing group, who then sent fundraising letters for Fr. Angles for many years and would call the members of the group when it was time to meet and send out the finished fundraising letters. In addition, she was a volunteer who would string miraculous medals to be sent to Africa. She was stringing those medals for decades.

Before moving to Kansas in 1994, Frances lived in the Cleveland, OH area. She was a member of the Right to Life in Cleveland, OH for over 20 years. She was a member of the Blue Army in Cleveland, OH for 25 years, and also made many rosaries for them to distribute during that time.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Greg Gerhart, Kathleen Russell, and Mary Alice Roth.

Frances and Anthony Hoffman were united in marriage on December 26, 1959.  He survives at their home.

Other survivors include her children, Joseph (Julie) Hoffman, Agnes Murray, Thomas (Amber) Hoffman, Mary (Eric, deceased) Gilham, John (Kristina) Hoffman, and Michael (Celeste) Hoffman; three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Jeanie Roth, and Joan Magnuson; 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the Immaculata Catholic Church. Requiem Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 26, 2023, at the Immaculata Church with interment following in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys.

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Rosary

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Starts at 5:15 pm (Central time)

Immaculata Catholic Church

701 N 2nd Street, St. Marys, 66536

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Requiem Mass

Friday, May 26, 2023

11:00am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Immaculata Catholic Church

701 N 2nd Street, St. Marys, 66536

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Interment

Friday, May 26, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery

Mt Calvary Rd, Saint Marys, KS 66536

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