Mrs. Billie J. Hoffer, age 84, of Edina, MO formerly of Ewing, MO died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Hannibal Regional Hospital at Hannibal, MO.
She was born October 6, 1929 in Quincy, IL a daughter of Robert Edward and Marjorie Edens Burks. She married Arlo Dean Hoffer on November 8, 1950 in Pocahontas, Ark.
Mrs. Hoffer was employed when they were first married as a switch board operator at the telephone company for five years. She also raised dogs for several years as she was quite the animal lover. She also assisted her husband in the farming operation. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church near Ewing. She dearly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by one son Michael Dean Hoffer and his wife Violet of Ewing; one daughter, Vickie Jean Edwards and her husband Gordon of Edina; two grandson, Christopher Johnston and his wife Kim of Ewing and Shawn McKenzie and his fiancé Kelly Stewart of Rockford, IL; three granddaughters, Michaellett Brumbaugh and her husband Jeremy of La Grange, MO, Heather McKenzie of Macon, MO and friend Marcus Stauffer of Edina, Alicia Edwards of Edina; six great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo, her parents and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing with Rev. Jesse Rogers and Rev. Randy Ewart officiating. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, IL. Pallbearers were Christopher Johnston, Marcus Stauffer, Shawn McKenzie, Doug Hoffer, Jeff Hoffer and Jeremy Brumbaugh. Honorary Pallbearers were David Hoffer and Kevin Kelly
The family suggests memorials be made to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in care of the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing.