Betty Hofer

Betty Hofer

April 12, 1923-June 8, 2019

ALEDO — Betty L. Hofer, 96, of Aledo, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Avonlea Cottages in Milan. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial will be in the Viola Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fippinger's, where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be left at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

She was born April 12, 1923, in Muscatine to Carl and Helen Miller Monson. She graduated from Joy High School and married E. Floyd Hofer Oct. 27, 1945, in Rock Island. He died Dec. 6, 2000.

Betty was a homemaker and together with her husband operated their farm. For 16 years, she was employed at the Western Stoneware Company in Monmouth.

She attended the Sunbeam United Presbyterian Church. For many years, she volunteered at the Mercer County Fair, where she worked in the canning department. Betty was a member of the Mercer County Home Extension. She loved flower gardening, working in the yard, and visiting friends and family.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy (Fred) Congdon, of Wellington, Fla.; three sons, Jay (Dee) Hofer, of Cambridge; Gene (Rita) Hofer, of Aledo; and Gary (Becky) Hofer, of Sherrard; eight grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; a brother, Merle Monson, of Galesburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one infant sister, and twin sisters Margaret Morris and Mildred Gustafson preceded her in death.

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