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Katherine Johnson Hoffhaus

By Staff
February 21, 2003
Funeral for Katherine Johnson Hoffhaus, 90, of Florence, formerly of Hartselle, was Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at Greenview Memorial Chapel in Florence with Dr. Carl R. Gebhardt officiating.
Burial was in Greenview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hoffhaus died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her residence. A native of Dyersburgh, Tenn., she was a school teacher and homemaker. She manager her husband's newspaper, the Lake County Banner in Tiptonville, Tenn., during his service in World War II. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church until she relocated to Florence in 1993 where she became a member of First Christian Church. While a resident of Hartselle she was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was church librarian, an active member of the Groover Sunday School class and often opened her home to visiting evangelists and lay people. She was a member of the Current Review Club, an avid music and book lover, and an artist.
She was married 63 years to the late Jack W. Hoffhaus, former owner and publisher of the Hartselle Enquirer, and the sister of the late Pauline J. Lewis, Ellender J. Williams, Pennie B. Johnson, William Carey Johnson and Earnest A. Johnson.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann H. Crane of Florence; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ben Crane, Dr. Brad DeGroote, Fred Boone, Alton Bartlett, Allyn Crane and Sam Minor.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Florence, Hartselle First United Methodist Church, Hospice of the Shoals or the Children's Museum of Florence.