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Helen Hoffman

Helen Hoffman (Norman)

November 24, 1933 - October 6, 2019
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Helen Hoffman, 85, passed away October 6, 2019 in Smithville, MO. Helen was born November 24, 1933 in Leroy, KS to Oliver Lee and Helen Ethel (Gilliland) Norman. Helen married Gerald Lee Hoffman on August 13, 1955 in Leavenworth, KS and lived in the Dearborn area for many years, before moving to Smithville in later years. She worked as a nurse at the Platte Medical Clinic in Platte City for 26 years. Helen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening, and birdwatching. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gerald; and 3 siblings Roy Norman, Georgia Bates, and Linda Brock. She is survived by her children Danette Hoffman of Smithville, Lori (Mark) Ehnen of Collinsville, OK; grandchildren Jennifer (Justin) Rick of Plattsburg; great grandchildren Rylea and J.D.; and her siblings Jean Frerking of Concordia, MO, Edith Hearrold of Macon, MO, Jay Norman of St. Paul, MN, Rita Hardison of Concordia, MO, Anna French of Macon, MO, and Lena Rehkop of Cherokee, OK. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Vaughn-Aufranc Funeral Home in Dearborn. Cremation will follow with inurnment at the Dearborn Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions can be given to the Smithville Senior Center.
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    October 11, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    October 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Vaughn-Aufranc Funeral Home
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Donna Kurtz

Posted at 12:24pm
Helen and I were in Nursing School together. We remained friends and stayed in touch for all these years. I will miss hearing from her every Christmas. My condolences to her family and so sorry I will not be able to be there.

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Cheryl Norman Bieda

Posted at 02:31pm
I will miss her ability to find the humor in any situation, and her beautiful smile. ❤️

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