Sarah E. Hoffmeister |

Sarah E. Hoffmeister

Sarah E. Hoffmeister, 89, of Rifle, went home to be with her Lord on July 16, 2005, with her loving family at her side.

She was born Sarah Elizabeth Cranor on Oct. 14, 1915, in Colorado Springs, the daughter of Henry and Lela (McDaniel) Cranor. Following her graduation from high school, she attended school for two years in Springfield, Mo.

On Dec. 14, 1939, she was united in marriage to Carleton Hoffmeister, who has preceded her in death.

For many years Mrs. Hoffmeister was a seamstress and upholstery worker. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She was a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist Church and often cooked for the church Bible camp. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, as well.

Survivors include sons Carleton (Heather) Hoffmeister, of Rifle, David (Geri) Hoffmeister, of Haines, Alaska, and Charles (Sharon) Hoffmeister, of Loveland; stepsons Bob (Jeanne) Hoffmeister, of Glenwood Springs, and Jim (Marcia) Hoffmeister, of Boulder; sisters Jesse (Frank) Sterle, of Loma, Mary Wise, of Alliance, Neb., Ella Ziegs, of Grand Junction, Delite (Norman) Stouffer, of Independence, Ind.; brothers John (Hazel) Cranor, of Bullhead City, Ariz., Jim (Ruth) Cranor, of Grand Junction, and Tandy (Ola) Cranor, of Banning, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Rifle. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Cochran Memorial Chapels has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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