Janice Kay Hoffman, age 66, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Via Christi Health Center in Pittsburg, Kan.
She was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Moran, Kan., the daughter of Hiram Burl "Pat" Goodsell and Mary Elizabeth Vanatta Goodsell.
Jan graduated from the Moran High School and later from Pittsburg State University.
She married James Hoffman on June 21, 1969, at Moran, Kan.
Prior to her marriage, she had worked as a social worker for Allen County.
Jan later worked at the Country Cupboard for over 30 years.
Jan enjoyed crafts of all kinds especially quilting and embroidery.
Jan was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher.
For many years, Jan volunteered her time to both the Good Old Days and the Homes for the Holidays Tour and also served as a 4-H project leader, but above all, Jan enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jan will be lovingly missed by her husband, Jim, of the home; her children, Becky Tourtillott and husband, Joe, Fort Scott, Kan.; and Brian Hoffman and wife, Tamara, Lawrence, Kan., and her grandchildren Hannah and Wyatt Tourtillott and Kyle Hoffman.
Also surviving are her sister, Joyce Todd, Fort Scott, and 10 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Following cremation, Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct a memorial service at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Sharing Bucket or to the First United Methodist Church and may be left care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.