Wylene Mae Cole Hoffman, age 99.9, joined her parents, Fred L. Cole and Della Catherine Renfro Cole, her siblings, and husband Colonel Edgar Franklin Hoffman, in death on March 5, 2021. Born a "small town farm girl" in Diamond, Missouri, she worked at nearby Camp Crowder during World War II, where she met and married Frank. Frank and Wylene lived wherever the Army sent them. Wylene became a consummate Army wife, a calling she truly enjoyed. She was an excellent hostess, cook, comedienne, and bridge player.
She and Frank had one daughter, Janice Lee Donan (Thomas) of Bardstown and one son, Timothy Franklin Hoffman (Lori) of Austin, Texas. She loved being a grandmother in her two granddaughters, Julie Black (Paul) of Lebanon, Ohio and Lisa Whitney (Todd) of Louisville, Kentucky. She was especially proud of her great-grandson, Cole Whitney.
Wylene was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She and Frank enjoyed working together on faith and civic activities wherever they lived. Her life was filled with love, and she had a wonderful smile for friends and strangers alike. She loved her family, who will miss her laughter and joy. A funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Her family would like to express their appreciation to the staffs at The Forum at Brookside and Hospice of Nelson County, Kentucky.
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