Lela Bernita Hoffman, 86, died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
She was born March 3, 1921, at Lincoln, Kan., to Sam and Bertha (Gottberg) Jellison. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937.
She married Howard E. Hoffman in Natoma, Kan., on March 31, 1940. They made their home in Kansas before moving to Denver. Together they owned and operated restaurants until their retirement. They moved to McCook five years ago to be closer to family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Scott Hoffman; five brothers, Dave, Ray, Guy, Lex and Joe Jellison; and a sister, May.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Howard Hoffman of McCook; a son, Richard "Dick" Hoffman and wife, Dorene of McCook; a daughter, Marcia Dobson and husband, Chuck of Commerce City, Colo.; a brother, Bill Jellison of WaKeeney, Kan.; a sister, Bette Peterson of Beloit, Kan.; former daughters-in-law, Cathy Snider of Maywood and Linda Tuton of Sutherland; former son-in-law, Dick Wolfe of Commerce City, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial graveside service will be at a later date at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
There will be no viewing as she was cremated. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences for her family.
Memorials may be given to Hospice in her memory.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.