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.
To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
Jim Belknap, Wichita, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Jim loved God and his family, consisting of his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Sharon, who he was married to for 61 years; sons, Kevin (Debbie) and Keith (Nancy); daughters, Kaye (Kent) and Kathy; sister, Nancy... [More]
Harry Lee Stogsdill, Jr., 79, Iola, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Allen County Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Fort Scott... [More]
Barbara Janet Kleier, 84, of Wellsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Wellsville Retirement Community.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Kleier from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.... [More]
Soil preservation lauded In the 1950s and early ’60s, Phyllis Boan was “the son Dad never had.” She did farm chores that girls then seldom embraced.“I cultivated, rode on the hay truck,” did just about every thing that occupied boys on neighboring... [More]
From ‘no man’s land’ to paradise Roland and Linda Thompson are never happier than when they get a chance to spend time on their 160-acre spread east of Humboldt.They refer to their ranch as “the Outback,” and after years of hard work have cleared... [More]
Donita Garner and Michelle Meiwes, long-time staff members for Hope Unlimited, explained Friday what the non-profit organization offers the community.Hope Unlimited is a community-based organization operated by staff and trained volunteers who support victims of family... [More]
Blue Comets streak past high ‘effort’ Mustangs Iola loses 42-37 in game that features most ‘passion’ and ‘energy’ all season
An energy-filled Iola High gym made for an intense atmosphere during the Mustangs’ game against Chanute on Friday night. Despite what was the best effort shown by the Mustangs on the court all season, they fell short, 42-37, to the Blue Comets. “From an intensity... [More]
Even though Iola High’s Fillies lost, 35-30 to Chanute Friday, coach Becky Carlson said the team hasn’t played a better game this season.“I think that was the best game that we’ve played. That’s the best team we’ve played. They’re a good... [More]