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Doris Hoffman Creston

Doris Hoffman, 91, of Creston died July 29, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Visitation with family present will be 10 to 11 a.m. service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Creston, Creston Nursing and Rehab Center or Care Initiatives Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

Doris Maurine Henderson Hoffman, daughter of Anna Teressa (Green) and Myron Fred Henderson, was born Aug. 28, 1921, near Afton.

Doris attended Grant No. 1 Country School and Shannon City High School, graduating in 1940.

Doris worked for the Creston A.S.C. office until she married Dale Frank Hoffman on Feb. 20, 1944, in Afton.

Doris was a farmwife, and she and Dale farmed her parents’ two farms in Grant Township of Union County for 32 years. They retired from farming and moved into Creston in 1977.

Doris was a member of Creston Methodist Church, women’s circle and Shannon City Breakfast Club.

Doris is survived by her son Larry Dale Hoffman of Omaha, Neb.; several cousins, many Hoffman family members and lots of friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale in 2003; infant daughter Shelley Lynn and a baby brother.


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