JoAnn Hoffman Obituary

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JoAnn Hoffman, age 77, of Savanna, Illinois, died Sunday, November 11, 2012, at home with her loving family.  A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Massbach, Illinois.  Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Massbach.  Visitation will be held 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna.  A memorial fund has been established in JoAnn’s memory.  

JoAnn was born October 25, 1935 in Pleasant Valley Township, Illinois, the daughter of Christoph and Marian (Haas) Beyer.  She graduated from Stockton High School, Stockton, Illinois with the Class of 1953, and went on to attend Finley Nursing School, Dubuque, Iowa. On January 17, 1959, JoAnn married Don Hoffman in Stockton.

JoAnn was a Registered Nurse and Surgical Nurse at the Savanna City Hospital for many years; she worked thirty years for the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. She was a past member of the Savanna School Board, had been a member of

Good Hope Lutheran Church, Massbach, Illinois.  Most of all Jo Ann was a top-notch Nurse, a great cook and she put her heart and soul into her family.

JoAnn will be dearly missed by her two sons, Mark (Ann) Hoffman of Troy, Missouri and Allen (Karen) Hoffman of Savanna, Illinois; and one daughter, Becky (Kurt) Rath of Elizabeth, Illinois; five grandchildren, Michael, Elizabeth, Glenn, Katie, and Kirk; three sisters, Beverly Paisley, Judy Ven Huizen both of Stockton, and Mila Beyer of Freeport, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews;

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; one sister, Melody Randecker; and two brothers, Cletus and Gary Beyer.

From: Marianne Schoenhaar

November 15, 2012 9:38 am

Mark, Al and Becky,  Sorry about your loss.  I had the pleasure of knowing your mother from the Savanna Hospital and she was a wonderful and caring nurse.  I am sure you have many wonderful memories to carry you through this difficult time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Carl and Marianne

From: Brenda Geesey

November 13, 2012 3:48 pm

So very to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great nurse and mentor to many people over the years. Such a special person. She will truely be missed. Prayers to you all.

From: Dixie Beyer

November 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Thinking of the family. Hugs to Becky whom did a wonderful job caring for her mom. JoAnn was a wonderful person and nurse with much compassion. She will be dearly missed. I will miss that special laugh. Keep the memories close to your heart. Will see you tomorrow. Sorry we will be unable to make it Thursday due to my... Read More

From: Judith Stevens

November 13, 2012 6:24 am

I was sorry to see of your mothers passing.  I worked at the Citty Hospital with her.  Your Dad was a neighbor of mine when they lived on Milwaukee Street.  My thoughts and prayers are with you .  Remeber the happy times to get you through this time of saddness. Judith Stevens

From: Ron Ketelsen

November 12, 2012 10:14 pm

It was with much sadness that we have learned of the death of JoAnn. We have many fond memories growing up with Don and JoAnn as our neighbors. Mom though so very highly of JoAnn both as a friend & neighbor and also as a co-worker at Savanna City Hospital. I am sure Dad & Mom are having a joyful... Read More
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Law-Jones Funeral Home-Savanna
309 Chicago Ave P.O.Box 309
Savanna, IL  61074

Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:30 am
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
8315 S. Massbach Rd.
Elizabeth, IL  61028
Officiating - Reverend Lee Luebke