Thelma Hofmann

April 3, 1922September 11, 2018

Mary Thelma Hofmann, 96, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Parkview Care Center. She was born April 3, 1922 in Fancy Farm, KY to the late Curtis and Mary Louise (Vessels) Garnett.

She was a mother, homemaker and Avon sales representative for 25 years. Thelma played in a few bridge clubs. She adored dancing and she and her husband went dancing every Saturday evening on their date night and every opportunity they had for 69 years. She enjoyed the theatre and traveled all 50 states and around the world.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Hofmann in 2010 and siblings, Juanita Gish, Louise Beuoy, Bud Garnett and Judy Hancock.

She is survived by her daughter, Pam Hayes of Evansville; sons, Greg Hofmann (Candice) and Jeff Hofmann; grandchildren, Michael Hayes, Gretchen Blair, Catherine Hofmann (Nic), Lauren Hofmann, Nichole McClarney, Gabe Hofmann, Erin Buehner and Jacob Hofmann; 16 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Linda Crawford, Doris Bush, Patty Adiaman, Jim Garnett, Curtis Garnett and Debbie Garnett. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00AM, Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 704 N. First Avenue, officiated by Fr. Ted Tempel, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 9:00AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church. Condolences may be made online at


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Pat Garnett Adamian

September 19, 2018

I can still visualize Thelma and Art out on the dance floor.....any number of dance floors. I especially remember their 50th anniversary party. Thelma was a lovely woman, friendly and caring, and she was the matriarch of our siblings. Thelma was a large presence at all those holiday and summer family parties that Dad insisted we hold, usually at his house. ....and she brought some of the best food!

Rest In Peace, my dear big sister......Love, Pat