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Carmen Hoffman

Carmen C. (Mainer) Hoffman died on Oct. 20, 2021, in Jackson at the age of 93.

Carmen was born in McClure, IL, on Feb. 6, 1928, to Leslie Elden and Flossie (Willie) Mainer. Carmen and Alvin Daniel “A.D.” Hoff-man were married Aug. 11, 1950. They had been married 49 years when A. D. passed away Nov. 19, 1999.

Carmen lived in McClure, IL; Palm Coast, FL; Cape Girardeau and Jackson. She spent many years as a hairdresser; volunteered at St. Francis Hospital; held various retail jobs; and with her husband, was co-owner of Wib’s Drive-In in Jackson from 1972-1986.

Carmen attended the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, First Baptist Church in Jackson, and Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Carmen was well loved by her family and her community, and she never met a stranger.

Carmen is survived by two children, Judy Rodriguez (Arturo) of Palm Coast, Florida and Alvin Daniel “Dee” Hoffman II (Judy Jarrett) of Jackson; five grandchildren: Alan Rodriguez, Carmen Tuchman (David), Danielle McIntosh (Lucas), Emily Schwent (Daniel), and Graham Hoffman (Dava); three great-grandchildren: Moira McIntosh, Ingram McIntosh, and Austin Tuchman; and a brother, Jerry Mainer (Erla) of Granite City, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Kathryn Taylor and Maxine Hatler, and two brothers, Delbert “Pete” Mainer and Leslie Mainer.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 (online at; The Resurrection Lives Foundation, 6724 Perimeter Loop Road, PMB #317, Dublin, OH 43017 (online at; or Crown Hospice, 2858 Professional Court, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.

Carmen’s final arrangements were entrusted to McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Carmen’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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