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Marcella "Kay" Hoffman

December 23, 1942 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 76)


Marcella “Kay” Hoffman, 76, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:35am Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Kay was born December 23, 1942 in Peoria to Lee J. and Mildred Hefton Johnston. She married Monty Ray Carnahan on December 12, 1959; he preceded her in death in 1969. She later married Roland Hoffman on July 31, 1971; he preceded her in death in 2003.

Surviving are her children, Marty (Lori) Hoffman of Nashville, TN, Mark (Valerie) Hoffman of Navarre, FL, and Dena (James) McMullen of Washington; grandchildren, Jeremy, Eric, Marty, Alexandra, Miranda, Matthew, Kade, Kayla, Crystal, Christopher, Eryn, Kelsea, Katie, and Kimberly; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Danny and Terry Johnston; and two children, Michael and Lori Hoffman.

Kay graduated from Limestone Community High School and worked for many years as a seamstress. She loved gardening, especially her lilacs, and creating crafts. She enjoyed her luncheons with friends she knew since grade school and from her years as a bowler. Kay loved “The Gang”, which was made up of her dog Riley, and three cats Oscar Louie, Mike, and Molly.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at 10:00am Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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May 26, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

Funeral Service
May 26, 2019

3:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

Graveside Service
May 28, 2019

10:00 AM
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
4601 W. War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61615

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