Joanne Hoffman

Joanne McKnight Lang Hoffman 79, of Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

She was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Houston, daughter of Warren II and LaVaughn McKnight.

She was a teacher of music, loved to dance and was active with the Shim Sham tap dance group for more than 15 years prior to her illness.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy William Hoffman; a brother, Warren McKnight III; children, Karon of New Mexico, Jennifer Bucy of Texas, Lisbeth Falos of Fairbury Neb., Chris Lang of Florida, Jeff Hoffman of Missouri and Tim Hoffman, Scott Hoffman, Kris Flanders and Connie Mueller of Lincoln, Neb.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Jeff Lang and Mike Hoffman.

A celebration of life service was Friday, April 29, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Neb., with Pastor Dan Safarik officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Hart Dance Academy for scholarship fund. Condolences may be left at

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