Mary Jane "Polly" Hoffman

June 16, 1923May 10, 2018

Mary Jane “Polly” Hoffman (nee Powers), 94, of St. Peters, MO and formerly of Ferguson, MO Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Nellie Powers; her husband, Philip C. Hoffman; a son, Dr. Steven M. Hoffman and brother, Robert Powers. Polly is survived by her son, Kenneth (Patricia) Hoffman of St. Charles; daughters, Joan (Jerry M.) Jones of Wentzville, Barbara (Donald J.) Herbst of St. Charles, and Mary (Mark S.) Lammert of St. Charles; grandchildren, Melissa Adkins, Rebecca (Tony) McElhose, Kara (Justin) Weigler, David (Bridget) Herbst, Christine (James) Cundiff, Eric (Natalie) Hoffman, Kelly (Matt) Lamb, Michael (Jamie) Hoffman, Daniel (Beth) Martinez, Elizabeth (Bill) Reimer, Katie (Nick) Hackmann, and Kevin Lammert; 25 great grandchildren; and a sister, Genny (the late Brady) Jackson.

Polly was a devoted servant of the Lord and was a member of Saints John and James Catholic Church. In addition to being an incredible wife, mother, and grandmother, Polly gave of herself tirelessly serving as a Lady of Charity in the sewing room for Caritas and as a volunteer at DePaul Hospital. She was a talented seamstress and taught her children her skills. Polly enjoyed travelling and made many trips abroad with her daughters. One of her favorite destinations was Branson during the Christmas season where she would enjoy all of the shows. She made donations to many charities which included the sponsorship of a needy child. Her loving heart will be missed. “Have a happy day!”

Friends may visit on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO 63074. Funeral mass will be on Monday, May 14, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 601 N. 4th St., St. Charles, MO 63301 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Expressions of condolence may be offered at


  • St. Jude's Hospital


  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, May 14, 2018

Mary Jane "Polly" Hoffman

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Becca Baugh

May 14, 2018

Polly was truly an incredible and lovely lady. Her smile was so beautiful and her eyes were gentle and kind. I'm so blessed to have known and loved her. Thank you for allowing us to love her and care for her. I will miss her and her amazing family! Mary- I have very much enjoyed seeing you over the years! You and Polly have always been very special to me!

Terrie & Chris Nichols

May 14, 2018

Barb please accept our condolences for your mom Polly. I will always remember her & Dolly at Bridget & Dave's visiting & talking about the grandkids. She was a very sweet lady & always had a smile on her face. I know you will all miss her, but know you all took very good care of her in her later years. Sorry we could not make it to her service.
Chris & Terrie