Lula Hoffmann

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Lula M. Hoffmann, 93, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 13, 1912, in Warrenton, Mo., daughter of Henry H. and Whilemina Schulze Hollmann. She and Ernst A. Hoffmann were married Dec. 20, 1935. He passed away Jan. 4, 2000.

Lula was a 1927 graduate of Central Wesleyan Academy in Warrenton. She then attended Central Wesleyan College in Warrenton where she played basketball, Washington University in St. Louis and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.

She taught school six years at Maryland Heights, Mo., and 30 years in the Jackson R-2 School District, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Jackson Community Teachers Association, Missouri State Teachers Association and National Retired Teachers Association.

Lula was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson where she taught Sunday school many years and was a member and past president of the Women's Fellowship.

She was a 50-year-plus member and past worthy matron of Jackson Chapter 91 Order of Eastern Star, and past worthy deputy grand matron of 49th District Order of Eastern Star. She was a member and past president of Missouri Federated Women's Thursday Study Club in Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital Association, Southeast Booster Club and Southeast Copper Dome Society.

Loving survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debra Hoffmann of Jackson; two grandsons, Drew A. Hoffmann of Cape Girardeau, Derek P. Hoffmann of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Alma Hollmann of Fredericktown, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Emanuel United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.