Carolyn Hoffman

July 31, 2020


Carolyn K. “Carrie” Hoffman, 78, of Tremont, passed away at 2:53 am Friday, July 31, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.


She was born June 30, 1942 in Pekin to John and Esther Tammeus Garlish.  She married Jay Hoffman on August 11, 1961 in Pekin, and he survives.


Also surviving are one son, Todd Hoffman of Peoria; one daughter, Julie Hoffman of Peoria; two sister-in-laws, Anita (Frank) Burger and Jeanie (Bill) Royer; nieces and nephews, Terry Garlish, Robbie (Shirley) Garlish, Kelsey (Eric) Dumonteil, Valerie (Skip) Moore, Anna (Jim) Oyer-Brannen, Chris (Annie) Oyer, and Jon (Liz) Oyer.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ron Garlish.


Carolyn worked at Kepple Realty and Insurance in Tremont for over 30 years.


She was a member of Twi-nighters Golf League and Elks Emblem Club, both in Peoria and Pekin Bowling League.


She enjoyed playing Bridge and euchre, boating, golfing, bowling, spending winters in Mission, TX, annual trips to Norfolk Lake in AR, and traveling with the “Big Nine Reunion” family members.


Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life visitation will be from 3-5 pm Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.


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