Sarah Elizabeth Neighbors was born August 22, 1844 at Crossroads, VA and departed this life January 31, 1924 at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 9 days. Her parents came to Missouri when she was a child and she was united in marriage to William Simpson in Johnson County, Missouri and to this union six children were born - Jennie, George W., Mary Maude, John L., William H. and Minnie Mae.
In 1905, Mr. Simpson passed away. Mrs. Simpson was also preceded in death by three children - Jenny, George and Mary Maude.
The deceased made her home with William H. Simpson at Fort Scott until 1919, when she was again united in marriage to James Hoffman of Nashville, MO and has resided in and about Nashville ever since.
In girlhood she was united with the Baptist church, and remained a faithful member. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, James Hoffman, three children and six step-children, as follows: John L. and William H. Simpson of Fort Scott, Mrs. Mae Barnes of Chicago, Ill, and A.T. Hoffman of Corona, Cal.; J.B. Hoffman of Columbus, Kas, Mrs. D.C. Pence of Golden City, Mo., Mrs. J.S. Myers of Nashville, MO., Mrs. Guy Coots of Pittsburg, Kas., J.H. Hoffman of Kansas City, Mo., and 18 grandchildren.
She also is mourned by a host of friends.