Rena Mae Hoffner Wednesday, July 15, 1925 - Monday, May 22, 2017

Rena Mae Hoffner, 91, of Berrien Springs, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, with burial following in Long Lake Cemetery.  Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with online messages to  Memorial donations may be made to Berrien Springs First Baptist Church (where she was a member) or Hospice at Home.

Rena was born July 15, 1925, in Manila, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank B. and Ima Jewel (Matheny) Short.  She married John Junior Hoffner, and in addition to caring for their family, she had worked for Faulkner Fabricating.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Wayne (Bonnie) Hoffner; two daughters, Jonna Kay (Roger) Elowsky and Char (Brian) Quiriconi; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd (Sue) Short and Boyd (Jane) Short; and two sisters, Cordelia Matlock and Opal Karns.

Rena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Iantha Dietz; a son, Eddy Hoffner; a brother, Junior Short; and two sisters, Mable Gentry and Cora Lee Looney.

May 24, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

May 25, 2017, 11 a.m. Thursday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Aunt Rena was a special and loving lady. We spent many hours with her and Mom during the summers. Sorry for your loss however, we can rejoice that she is now with her Lord Jesus. Love Faye, Greg and family

Rena was the sweetest woman, I loved her dearly. She was known for the best biscuits and gravy in all of Michigan. Her and Johnny had the biggest and best garden ever that they shared with everyone. Out of that garden she made the best salsa ever, I helped her and never tried to duplicate it. She had the cutest laugh, and best hugs. Every day I drive by your house Rena I will remember my time spent with you. You left your mark on many people, and I am glad I was one of them.

I knew Rena for 45 years and she was my mother-in-law for 41 years. She was beautiful inside and out.  She was devoted to God, her family, friends and her church.  I loved her and John very much, they helped me through many of lifes trials. I always thought to myself that I could only hope to be half as great of a mother-in-law as she was I would be doing good.  I will miss her but by God's grace I'll see her and John in heaven.

So very sorry for your loss. She knew you were happy and she was ready to go see Johnny. Love Hugs and lots of Prayers.

Rena has been a blessing to me for many years as her daughter, Jonna Kay and I were friends.  I looked up to Rena throughout the years attending First Baptist Church. She is a role model for my family and a truly Godly woman.  She never had anything bad to say about anybody.  I looked forward to seeing her smiling face each Sunday morning.  She was always helping out at church no matter what was going on.  My family will truly miss her very much, she was one of a kind.  My thouights and prayers go out to all the Hoffner family.

Miss Rena "R.I.P. Until We Meet Again -Love you"