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Deborah Sue Hoffman

Deborah Sue Hoffman, 73, of Troy, IL, born Thursday, September 29, 1949 in St. Charels, MO and passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Troy, IL.

Deborah attended St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, IL.  She retired from Cathedral Grade School in Belleville, IL.  She loved reading and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Anna (nee Finke) Gentemann; and her brothers, Jeff and Steven Gentemann.

Surviving are her husband, James Hoffman whom she married August 11, 1972 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Crestwood, MO; Her son, Brian Hoffman of Troy, IL; her sisters, Karen (Tony) Whitehead, Terry (Gary) Wolf, Maryjane (Dave) Rushing; brothers, Mark (Kris) Gentemann and Kevin (Carleen) Gentemann; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Memorials may be made to Partners for Pets, Troy, IL or Siteman Cancer Research Center, St. Louis, MO.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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