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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Funeral services for Mona Jean (Rousseau) Hoffman, 87, of Sperry, OK were held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Sperry Christian Church in Sperry, OK. Pastor Adam Stang officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Hunter Hoffman, Chase Hoffman, Dylan Bennett and Dylan Hoffman.
Mona was born November 12, 1931 in Harper County, KS to her loving parents, Earl and Elizabeth Isabelle (Rose) Rousseau of Waldron, KS. She left this life to be January 6, 2019 in Owasso, OK.
Mona was the fifth child, having one sister and four brothers. Her childhood was spent on the farm with her parents and siblings. Sometime after graduating from high school, Mona came to Tulsa to begin nursing school and work at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. While working at the hospital, Mona caught the eye of the son of a patient of hers. Mona married Ernest Hoffman on March 15, 1952 in her hometown in Kansas. Soon after, began their family with the birth of sons, Ernest and Steve, and daughter, Judy. Mona was a full-time mother and homemaker. Her home was always clean and tidy, and she was also an awesome cook. Mona’s family benefitted greatly from her love of cooking. She hosted large family gatherings for many, many years. She was famous for her noodles. Mona always made everyone feel welcome in her home. Mona had a few hobbies, crocheting and quilting, just to name a couple. However, Mona especially loved taking care of her family.
Mona played the piano for church and the church choir. At home on Sunday afternoons, Mona or Judy would play for family off-key sing-alongs. She showed her love of the Lord by her faithful attendance; she was present for every church service unless she was sick or on a fishing trip with Ernest. Mona taught Sunday school classes, VBS classes and loved her wonderful church family. The thing she was the best at though, was being sweet and loving. At every assisted living facility or nursing home she lived in, she was always known as “Miss Mona”, the lady who was always smiling. Even at times when she had to have felt lost and afraid, or just didn’t understand what was going on, Mona always had a smile. Mona’s grandchildren will tell you that she was the sweetest, kindest, and best grandma that God ever gave anyone. She truly had a servant’s heart and expressed her love for the Lord, her family and friends by her sweet spirit, friendly smile and giggle. We will greatly miss her sweet smile while we live out the remainder of our lives here on earth, but we are so grateful that she is at home, at peace, and now she has back all her memories of us, that while here on earth, she could no longer recall.
She is survived by her children, Ernest E. Hoffman and wife, Pandora, of Broken Arrow, Judy Moss and husband, Dan, of Owasso and Stephen Hoffman and wife, Leita, of Broken Arrow; grandchildren, Chad Moss and wife, Julie, of Palm Harbor, FL, Michelle Bennett of Owasso, Brent Hoffman and wife, Molly, of Broken Arrow, Jennifer Moydell and husband, Justin, of Broken Arrow, E. Matthew Hoffman and wife, Mandy, of Rochester, MN, and Timothy Hoffman and Natalie Hunter of Broken Arrow; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Gracie, Noah, Maria, Kamryn, Dylan, Angel, Chase, Hunter, Jenna, Jaxon, Millicent, Dylan, Kyleigh, Madison and Oliver; brothers, Gerald Rousseau and wife, Lori, of Haysville, KS, Lyle Rousseau of Lady Lake, FL; sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Hazelton and Violet McCarty and husband, Donnie, of Mannford; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Levellan Hoffman; granddaughter, April Kay Hoffman; parents, Earl and Elizabeth Rousseau; sister, Dorothy Rousseau; and brothers, James Rousseau and Kenneth Rousseau.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.