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Bernice "Billie Lake" Pea Hoffman
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1905
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1943
Dawes County
Nebraska, USA

My mom, Karen Skiles, bought this stone for her great-aunt Bernice. When she had the stone made she took the date of birth from a marriage record, only to learn after the fact, that the marriage record was wrong. Bernice was actually born in 1905, not 1904 as the stone indicates.

1st Husband: Earl Ivey (or Ivy or Ivie)
2nd Husband: Archie Timberlake
3rd Husband: Woodrow W. Hoffman

Rushville Republican - Monday, November 8, 1943

Former Trapeze Artist Expires; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Woodrow W. Hoffman, 38, formerly Miss Bernice Pea of Rushville, expired at 9 p.m. Saturday at her home in Crawford, Nebraska. Death was the result of a heart attack.

Mrs. Hoffman was born June 14, 1905, the daughter of William and Flora Jamieson Pea.

Besides the husband, who is stationed at Fort Robinson, near Crawford, she leaves her mother, Mrs. Flora Drennen of Rushville; two brothers, Logan Pea of Rushville and Leonard Pea of Acton, Indiana, and two sisters Miss Thelma Pea and Mrs. Aileen West of Alexander, Va.

Mrs. Hoffman for many years was a professional aerial artist and was associated with several circus companies. With one company she had toured the world, returning here a few years ago for a visit after one of her tours.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Wyatt Memorial mortuary here and interment will follow in East Hill Cemetery.

The body will arrive at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday over the B. and O. railroad and will be taken to the mortuary. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Tuesday.

Bernice was a surrogate type mother to
Johnnie Mae Nutt.
Family links: 
  William Franklin Pea (1853 - 1928)
  Flora Jamison Drennen (1883 - 1947)
  Archie Glenn Timberlake (1882 - 1963)
  Elmer Pea (1880 - 1947)**
  Alice Pea Hendricks (1882 - 1905)**
  Edward Pea (Pease) (1883 - 1953)**
  Albert Pea (1886 - 1962)**
  Omer Pea (1888 - 1960)**
  Bernice Pea Hoffman (1905 - 1943)
  Henrietta Pea Tyler (1908 - 1929)*
  Aileen Gertrude Pea West (1910 - 1989)*
  Leonard William Pea (1912 - 1962)*
  Logan Arren Pea (1914 - 1981)*
  Wayne Lamoine Pea (1920 - 1920)*
  Thelma Mae Pea Key (1921 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
East Hill Cemetery
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 11
Created by: Shmilybrandon
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43626715
Bernice Billie Lake <i>Pea</i> Hoffman
Added by: Shmilybrandon
Bernice Billie Lake <i>Pea</i> Hoffman
Added by: Shmilybrandon
Bernice Billie Lake <i>Pea</i> Hoffman
Added by: Shmilybrandon
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That was awfully nice that someone cared enough to find and mark this lady's grave. No one should have to rest in an unmarked grave.
- Tony Middleton
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- Kerry Rae Smith Moser
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014

- Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
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