Ruth Hoffman

Alton | Tuesday, October 25 2011

Ruth Hoffman, 95, passed away at 7:50 am Tuesday October 25, 2011 at St. Claire’s Health Center in Alton.

She was born on June 9, 1916 in Lucky Strike, Alberta, Canada , the daughter of  the late

Harry and Maime (McCullagh) Hillis.

Ruth married Gene Lyle Hoffman on August 29, 1939 at Rock Port MO. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1998.

She is survived by two son’s and daughters-in-law; David Lynn and Karen Hoffman of West Minster, CO, and Robert (Buzz) and Sandra Hoffman of West Des Miones, IA; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Hoffman of Alton, IL; one sister-in-law; Betty Hillis of New Port VA; two sisters, Dorothy Green of Malibu, CA, and Joan Cooper and her spouse; Ray of LA, CA, sister in law Betty Hillis of New Port, VA, eight grand children, and eight great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Lars Hoffman, (Judy Hoffman’s husband); a sister, Jean Atwood, and two brothers’; Robert Hillis and Jerry Hillis.

Memorials may be made to the Hoffman Gardens, the Village of Godfrey, 6810 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL 62035.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements and an online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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