It’s been reported on the website of Encompass World Partners, that missionary Linda McCaman’s mother, Mabel Rose Hoefer, died on January 10. Below is her obituary.
Linda McCaman’s mother, Mabel Rose Hoefer, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter in Jonesboro, GA. A celebration of her life was held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Parkview Church in Iowa City, Iowa.
Mabel was born June 16, 1919, in Blue Mound, IL, the daughter of Everett and Luella Zimmerman. She was a 1936 graduate of Blue Mound High School. She married William Hoefer on January 12, 1946, in Blue Mound and later moved to Sioux City, IA where she lived until 1994. Mabel also lived in Ankeny, IA, Spirit Lake, IA and most recently Iowa City, IA. Throughout her many moves, she was always an active member of her local church and found a ministry in folding worship bulletins. She was an active supporter of Youth for Christ and served on the board of Siouxland Youth for Christ in Sioux City. Mabel truly had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening of all kinds. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoyed watching them whenever they played. Mabel treasured the role of Grandma and spending time with her large family watching the children play. She also loved time alone with a good book, sometimes reading more than one per week. Above all else her relationship with Jesus brought her the greatest joy in life.
Please be in prayer for Linda and her family as they celebrate Mabel’s life but also mourn being separated from her at this time.