Kathryn Ellen Hoffard

April 27, 1919 - February 9, 2014
Kathryn Ellen Hoffard


Kathryn Ellen Hoffard, age 94, of Wilmington, NC, died on Sunday, 02/09/2014. She was born on 04/27/1919 to the late Charles and Josephine Drott in Cincinatti, Ohio. Formerly of Nashville, NC, she moved to Wilmington, NC, where she lived with her grandaughter. She was a devoted member of Rock Creek Baptist Church for over 30 yrs., enjoyed doing for others and spending time with her family; also, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, walking, bowling, and bingo, and loved animals.

In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her daughters,Laura Janet Towner Bucher and Mary Helen Rogers, her brothers, and 2 grandsons: Christopher and Jeffrey Murphy, and 2 Great-grandchildren: Ryan Murphy and Lindsay Glore.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Greg, Michael, Shari, and Jennifer Murphy, Lynn, Scott, and Sam Rogers; 7 Great Grandchildren, 7 Great-Great Grandchildren; neices and nephew, Helen Jetter, Millie Burton, and Charles Thomas Drott; and many great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Nashville, NC, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 officiated by Reverend Blake Dempsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Rock Creek Baptist Church, 1238 Rock Creek Dr., Nashville, NC, 27856. Phone 252-459-4477

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  • February 16, 2014
    Jeremy Morgan says:
    My first thought when I heard that Grandma Hoffard had passed away, was that she was now reunited with Grandma Bucher and Aunt Mary again. This thought made me smile, rather that frown. Heaven is rejoicing with the addition of this sweet woman that we all knew as Granny. :)

  • February 12, 2014
    Rev. Blake Dempsey says:
    We were delighted that Ms. Hofford was a part of our family at Rock Creek Baptist Church. Our prayers and condolences are with the family.

  • February 17, 2014
    Helen Drott Jetter says:
    Aunt Katy - I will miss talking & writing to you. I'm glad you are with Jan & Mary now. Say hi to them & my mom & dad for me. You are all in my prayers & our remaining family too. I know you are all with God & probably playing bingo. Love, Helen

  • February 22, 2014
    Shari Murphy says:
    Grandma, I miss and Love you with all my heart; and it is through the memories of your strong faith and positive mind, your words of wisdom, and you always telling me everyday how the Lord Blessed you always, that I find comfort since you went home to be with your Mom and Pops, and Mom, Aunt Mary and the rest of our family upstairs...for I know you are truly Happy and at peace where you are now, and that makes me happy...

  • February 19, 2014
    Janet Kafader & Family says:
    Grandma Hoffard so many wonderful memories of you ,you were a strong & loving person & passed that on throughout the family, we love you & your in our hearts & we will be talking to you in prayers now along with mamaw & other relatives who we've lost , xos sent up your way.♥