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Mattie Irene Hoffman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mattie Irene Hoffman, daughter of the late Elmer and Georgia Ann Culberson Grim, was born near Dexter, Mo., on June 21, 1923, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Dec. 4, 2011, at the age of 88.

She had lived in Dexter most of her life. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter and had worked at Bruce's Big Star and then the Piggly Wiggly Store for many years in bookkeeping and as a checker. She loved sewing, quilting, cooking and fishing.

On Sept. 29, 1942, she was married to Floyd James Hoffman in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2007.

Surviving are three daughters and spouses, Judy and Jim Cochran of Doniphan, Mo., Jane Cathey, and Susan and Steve Watkins, all of Dexter; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-great- grandchildren; and one brother, LaRue Grim, of San Francisco, Calif.

Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Tola, Lora and Myrtle, and one brother, Walter.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday,

Dec. 7, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Bass of Cape Girardeau, Mo., officiating.

Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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