Marjorie Joan Hoffman

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Marjorie Joan Hoffman, 82, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada. Marjorie was born April 21, 1934, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Adelbert H. and Leona Irene (Eastman) Fields. She was united in marriage to Carl Nelson on Feb. 14, 1962, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She was later married in 1982 to Louis Hoffman and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Marjorie was raised in Iowa and graduated from Green Mountain High School in 1952. Following graduation she moved to California where she resided for ten years before coming to Sheldon in 1967 where she lived the remainder of her life in the Sheldon area. Marjorie was employed by Hughes Aircraft for a number of years while in California and Kellwood Tent Factory in Nevada. She then worked at Fram Corporation for an additional 15 years until her retirement. Marjorie enjoyed crocheting, playing Bingo at the Elks, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and watching old westerns on TV.

Survivors include three daughters, Nora Kennedy, Sheldon, Peggy Couch and her husband, Phil, Moundville, Mo., Della Breckenridge and her husband, Tim, Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sherry Gremmel, Sheldon, and Betty Smith, Nevada; one brother, Delbert Fields and his wife, Audrey; and several nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, William Clyde Nelson, and Donald Raymond Nelson; and two sisters, Irene Schmoranz, and Jennie Rhodes.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 17, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Tolson Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sheldon Methodist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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