Ruth Hoffman



Ruth Marie Hoffman, 94, Owensville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Gasconade Manor in Owensville.

She was born Aug. 8, 1927, to Henry and Anna (Sassmann) Boettcher in Woollam.

She was united in marriage to D.E. “Sam” Hoffman June 15, 1947, at Woollam Methodist Church.

Ruth received her education at the Boettcher School in Woollam. She worked at Debb Shoe Company until she met and fell in love with D.E. “Sam” Hoffman. They met at a dance in March of 1947 and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this year in June. In 1954, she and Sam moved into a house that she designed and Sam lives there yet today. She enjoyed gardening, garage sales, cooking, her home and family.

She was preceded in death by parents Henry and Anna; siblings Charles, Ben, John, Esther, Edna and Herbert; daughter-in-law Pat Hoffman; and great-granddaughter Nicole Ann.

She is survived by husband Sam of Owensville; sons John Edward Hoffman and wife Cheryl and David Hoffman all of Owensville; grandchildren John David, Erika Borgmann and husband Rob all of Owensville, Kristen Morrison and husband Jim of Sedalia, Justin Hoffman and wife Lindsay of Belle, David Wesley Hoffman and wife Ginny of Union, Michele Valley and husband Kelly and Jessica Charboneau and husband Shawn all of Owensville; great-grandchildren Kymberlyn and husband Justyn of Linn, Kyle and wife Shelby of Independence, Matthew, Zachary, Wesley, Kayla and husband Tucker of Ashland, Hannah, Landon, Logan, MacKenzie, Samuel, Jenna, Kelsey, Coleton and Connor; and great-great-grandchildren Eleanor, Sophia, Braelyn and Stella.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 8, at Gottenstroeter Chapel, Owensville, with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Countryside Memorial Gardens, Owensville.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral, Owensville.