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Peggy Hoffman


Margaret E. “Peggy” Hoffman, 89, Iola, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Allen County Regional Hospital.

Margaret was born March 13, 1925, on the family farm north of Iola, the daughter of Lewis A. and Florence (Rivers) Howland. She grew up on the farm, attended North Maple Grove School, Iola Junior High School and graduated from Iola High School in 1943. She continued her education completing two terms to earn her teaching certificate. She taught at Pleasant Valley and Rock Creek Schools, west of Iola.

In 1946, Peggy married Richard C. Jones. They made their home in Iola before moving to Nevada, Mo., and later Carthage, Mo. She worked at a hat factory in Nevada, sold real estate and worked at Ozarkland at Carthage. Richard preceded her in death in 1967.

Margaret returned to Iola in 1970 and worked for her brother, John Howland, at H and H Drive-In. On Feb. 14, 1971, she married Verle Hoffman and they made their home in Iola and operated State Street Motor Co. until 1995. Verle preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2007.

Survivors are her one daughter  Debby Mayers and husband, Dale, Haskell, Okla.; one son, Rod Jones, Carthage, Mo.; one stepson, Harold Hoffman and wife, Jill, Gas; one sister, Jean Ansell, Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Christy Rehn, Mindy Obney, Dennis Morris, Michelle Bollig, Tiffany Hughes, Tammy Prather, Heather Burgett, Ryan Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman; 12 great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kristen, Emma, Ethan, Conner, Trevor, Gunner, Addy, Briley, Frederick, Oliver and Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, an infant sister Mary Emily Howland and brothers Lewis R. Howland, Paul Howland and John Howland.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel in Iola. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God and left with the funeral home.

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