Evelyn Hofferber, 86 - October 21, 2009
Evelyn M. Hofferber, 86, of Lexington died Monday, Oct. 19, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges, the Rev. Stephanie Anthony and Andrew Kitzing officiating.
Burial will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Hofferber was born May 12, 1923, at Overton to John and Nellie (Reynolds) Wissbaum.
She was a 1941 graduate of Lexington High School and went on to further her education at the University of Nebraska. After college she moved to Grand Island to work at the munitions plant and then moved to Denver for a short time.
Upon her return to Nebraska, she was united in marriage to William G. Hofferber on March 16, 1949 at Lincoln. Three daughters were blessed to this marriage—Linda, Janet and Lori.
Hofferber did not work outside the home until her youngest daughter went to college. She then worked for Westside Care Home and the Lexington Public Schools in the dietary departments.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women, taught Sunday school and was active in circle. She was also active in 4-H when the girls were younger and the Golden Hours Extension Club.
Hofferber was always active and very social, the family said. She enjoyed quilting, reading, traveling, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble. An excellent cook, Evelyn and Bill’s home was the hub of many family gatherings and she would beat the socks off anyone playing cards, according to the family.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Bill; two brothers-in-law, Joe Baradics and Jay Smith; and sister-in-law Gladys Smith.
Survivors include her daughters—Linda (Don) Anthony of Lexington, Janet (Norman) Nott of Grand Island and Lori (Kim) Kitzing of Gothenburg; nine grandchildren—Phillip (Stephanie) Anthony of Hudson, WI; Kirsten (Andy) Trachsel of Athens, OH; David Anthony of Lincoln; Christine Nott of Omaha; Kyle Nott of Cairo; Kari (Cory) Williams of Boston, MA; Andrew (fiancé Lori Lepelletier) Kitzing of Berkeley, CA; Amy Kitzing of Marysville, KS; and Adam Kitzing of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren—Karoline and William Anthony of Hudson, WI, and Andersen Trachsel of Athens, OH; sister-in-law Dorothy Baradics of Clearwater, FL.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Dawson County 4-H Foundation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.