MARY ANN (HOFF) MATHANY
MaryAnn (Hoff) Mathany was born December 25, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey to George Arthur and Margaret Mary (Kilmurray) Hoff. Her siblings included Joseph George, born December 23, 1928; Florence Marie, born September 15, 1930; Elizabeth Jane, born in 1932, and Patricia Ann, born March 11, 1943. She attended Our Lady of Peace and Saint Mary’s Catholic schools in South Amboy, New Jersey. She passed away on March 29, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehab in Ottumwa, Iowa with family at her side.
Mary Ann moved from English Town, New Jersey to the Mount Ayr area in 1976. On January 28, 1978, Mary Ann was united in marriage to R. Deane Mathany. To their union was born son Eric. In 1984 they moved to Lafeyette, Colorado and later separated. Eric and she returned to Mount Ayr in 1988.
Mary Ann was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Ayr, where she served in Altar and Rosary Society. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.
Mary Ann moved to Hedrick in 2010 to be closer to her son, Eric, and his family. She enjoyed being closer to her family spending time with grandsons Eric Jr. and Donovan and shopping with her daughter- in-law, Amanda.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Hoff; three sisters, Elizabeth Hoff in infancy, Florence (James) Bishop and Pat (Thomas) Janas; brother, Joseph Hoff; nephew, David Hoff, and niece, Patricia (Hoff) Fleming.
Mary Ann is survived by her son, Eric (Amanda) Mathany of Ottumwa, Iowa; grandsons, Eric Jr. and Donovan; sister in-law, Pat Hoff; five nephews, Joseph (Karen) Hoff Jr., Peter Hoff, George Hoff III, Bernard Janas and Todd Janas; two nieces, Margaret (Bob Crandall) Thomas, Kathy (Terry) Hemseth, and friend, Jenine Vice.
Services will be conducted at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, with Father David J. Polich officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Saint Joseph Catholic Church or Ringgold American Legion Post #172.