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(Enlarge) Emily Jane Hoffman

Emily Jane Hoffman, 96, of Westminster died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Carroll Lutheran Village from natural causes.

Born March 22, 1913 in Bird View, she was the daughter of the late Francis L. Freyman and Laura Melvie Lockard Freyman.  

She was the wife of 60 years to the late Ralph G. Hoffman who died September 15, 1994.
    
She graduated from Westminster High School and was a life member of Deer Park United Methodist Church. where she taught Sunday School and was involved with the Ladies Aid Society at the church.

She was a member of the Smallwood Homemaker’s Club, Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary, and Ladies of the Elks No. 2277.  She enjoyed needlepoint, family reunions, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a patron of Deer Park Cemetery where her father was the caretaker for many decades.
    
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law R. Neal and Nancy L. Hoffman of Westminster, daughter and son-in-law Joan Hoffman Smith and Michael W. Smith of Westminster, grandchildren David N. Hoffman and wife Lisa of Chicago, Ill., Bryce J. Smith and wife Shaharzad of Seattle, Wash., Brendon M. Smith of Oxford, Ohio, great-grandchildren Lindsey, Josh and Ethan Hoffman of Chicago, Ill., devoted friends Helen Green and Ruth Saylor, caregivers Kathleen Walkling, Betty Patterson and Doris Weeks.
    
Also survived by her many special nieces and nephews.  
    
She was preceded in death by brother Russell Freyman and sister Edna Mae Barksdale.
    
Funeral services was held at Krug Chapel Auditorium at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, with Chaplain Jimmie Schwartz officiating.  Interment in Westminster Cemetery.
    
Arrangements were by Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.
    
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deer Park United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Harold Robertson, 2332 Sykesville Rd., Westminster, MD 21157 or to the Ralph G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund c/o McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157-4390.
    
Online condolences may be made at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net. 

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